Friday, December 22, 2017

Clifford Irving, Perp Of 20th-Century's Greatest Failed Literary Hoax, Dead At 87

Despite several other notable books and a notably extravagant life, Irving is best remembered for his forged "autobiography" of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes - who briefly emerged from his extreme seclusion to denounce the volume as fake. (In an impressive bit of chutzpah, Irving later wrote and sold a book about his hoax, and even got a movie made of it.)

Article source here:The Arts Journal

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