Fiction and Truth

In his famous essay “The Truth of Lies”, Mario Vargas Llosa wrote that a work of fiction is undoubtedly a lie, which contains truths in it for readers to reflect about the reality of life. How can we interpret such a definition of fiction in the era of post-truth and deep fakes? Can fiction still uphold its role as a bearer of truth for readers to reflect—in an era when a poorly written hoax in social media is believed to be truth by millions of readers (a much bigger number than those who read fiction? What is the future of fiction, and also journalism, in this regard?


Speakers :
Shenaz Patel
Faisal Tehrani (MYS)

Moderator :
Linda Christanty (IDN)


23 August 2019


16:00 - 17:30


Plaza Teater Besar, Taman Ismail Marzuki
Jl. Cikini Raya No. 73 Jakarta Pusat


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