In 2007 the late Gordon Burn took the news events of that year and wrote Born Yesterday: The News as a Novel, an experimental novel about the way news is made, and the way the media creates and manipulates the stories we see before us. In the spirit of this fine literary experiment with fact and fiction we commissioned writers Benjamin Myers, Alexei Sayle and Lionel Shriver, to produce pieces of work in response to extraordinary unfolding news cycle of 2017.
Benjamin Myers produced Fake News: The President as a Murder which you can view here
You can listen to comedian, actor and writer Alexei Sayle reading from his piece Great Railway Fatwas here
Lionel Shriver’s You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till it’s Gone
, can be read on the Financial Times