The Lifespan of a Fact

Writer John D’Agata and fact-checker Jim Fingal discuss truth and the definition of nonfiction. Their book, The Lifespan of a Fact, is a record of the seven years of arguments, negotiations, and revisions D’Agata and Fingal went through over a 2003 essay by D’Agata, and it explores the boundaries of literary nonfiction.