The Lifespan of a Fact

Feb 09 - Mar 05

Magazine editor Emily Penrose has cleared space for an essay by renowned writer John D’Agata. The piece is brilliant and offers a rare chance in the magazine world to drive meaningful conversation and possibly make a difference. D’Agata is a gifted writer but is known to take “little liberties” so a quick fact check is in order. Enter intern Jim Fingal, whose task is simple: check the facts, meet the deadline, end of story. But Jim’s zealous defence of the facts soon pits him against the famous writer, who’s more interested in the essence of truth. Based on a true seven-year battle between an innovative essayist and a tenacious fact checker, The Lifespan of a Fact is a sharp, thought-provoking and often hilarious search for truth.