Hoaxes Within Hoaxes

A literary prankster runs amok.


Writing in the Times Literary Supplement, Eric Naiman tries to unravel a literary hoax -- an alleged encounter between Charles Dickens and Fyodor Dostoevsky -- and ends up finding a finely woven tapestry of additional hoaxes. The only thing that could make the article any better would be the revelation that "Eric Naiman" is just another pseudonym for the hoaxster. Read it here.