Synopses & Reviews
This issue features an exceptional piece of journalistic inquiry into the case of Binjamin Wilkomirksi, whose memoir of his childhood in the Nazi death camps has become a celebrated contribution to the literature of the Holocaust. The question Elena Lappin asks is: Did any of the horrible events Wilkomirski describes actually happen to him? Also, new fiction, memoir, reportage, and photography by Jayne Anne Phillips, Jillian Edelstein, Claire Messud, Javier Marias, and William Fiennes.
This issue includes the original expose, by Elena Lappin, of Binjamin Wilomirski's bogus Holocaust memoir which William Sutcliffe described in the Independent on Sunday as "the most gripping thing I read this year." Photographer Jillian Edelstein reports on the painful process of truth-telling in South Africa. Also: fiction by Jayne Anne Phillips, Claire Messud, Stacey Richter, and Javier Marias.