PW will host its first breakfast panel of the year February 22 in New York City, titled Truth in Nonfiction: What Is the Publisher’s Responsibility? The panel will address the fact that over the years, there have been many nonfiction books that have proved to be partly or wholly fabricated. Panelists will discuss how far book publishers can and should go to authenticate the books they publish and protect themselves from unreliable authors, and what authors can do to assure the accuracy of their books. Panelists include Jonathan Burnham, senior v-p and publisher of Harper; Nicholas Trautwein, senior editor at the New Yorker and formerly of Penguin Press and Bloomsbury; and Marie Brenner, a longtime contributor to Vanity Fair and the author of author of Apples and Oranges: My Brother and Me, Lost and Found and The House of Dreams: The Collapse of an American Dynasty.
The panel will take place in the Louis L’Amour Room at Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY. Coffee and pastries will be served at 8:30 AM and the discussion begins at 9:00. To register, go to http://publishersweekly.com/pw/breakfast/index.html.