Thomas Mallon   In Fact  
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  Novelist and critic Thomas Mallon has written with great acuity on writers and subjects related to writing. In Fact showcases the range of interest that made him a popular contributor to such publications as GQ, The New York Times Book Review, and Harper's. Here he assesses our great living writers, such as Joan Didion and Don DeLillo; also, he reconsiders authors from earlier in the century, including Truman Capote and Sinclair Lewis. Moreover, Mallon turns his observant eye to topics related to writing, such as plagiarism and author tours.

In this issue of Bold Type, Thomas Mallon reads a passage about father's life based on cancelled checks, and offers a review of the career of H.L. Mencken.

--Anson Lang

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