Literary fabricators – Mike Daisey: The performer of "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" had his story about Apple factories retracted by "This American Life."
Literary fabricators – James Frey: The author of "A Million Little Pieces" found himself in the crossfire after The Smoking Gun determined he had fabricated parts of his memoir, which had been chosen for Oprah's Book Club.
Literary fabricators – Stephen Glass: Characterized as a whiz kid, the magazine writer was found to have invented quotes and material for a number of articles. An acclaimed film, "Shattered Glass," was made about the story.
Literary fabricators – Jayson Blair: The onetime New York Times reporter was fired after the paper discovered he'd created "an embarrassment of plagiarism and fiction" in his reporting.
Literary fabricators – Clifford Irving: Howard Hughes came out of hiding after Irving maintained he'd helped the reclusive billionaire with his autobiography. Hughes said he'd never met Irving, and Irving admitted the book was a hoax.
Literary fabricators – Truman Capote: The famed author invented scenes and dialogue for his best-selling book "In Cold Blood," which he described as a "nonfiction novel."