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Thomas Mallon on alternative history in fiction

November 14th, 2011

Episode 231 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Thomas Mallon writes about alternative history--fiction in which the South wins the Civil War, and J.F.K. lives. Here Mallon talks with Blake Eskin about how writing alt-history can be more challenging than writing a historical novel, and which moment from the past Mallon would most like to change.

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