Historical Fiction Challenge: Who Gets to Tell a Story?

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Arthur Rothstein photograph of housing conditions in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, during the American great Depression, 1938.

Christopher Bram, author of nine novels, including The Art of History: Unlocking the Past in Fiction and Nonfiction  (Graywolf Press, 2016), and Kaitlyn Greenidge, columnist and author of the novel We Love You, Charlie Freeman (Algonquin Books, reprint edition 2016). In the year of alternative facts and fake news, The Brian Lehrer Show and CB present a historical fiction challenge. Much like the climate of the news today, the genre of historical fiction is a mixture of hard fact and artistic license.