April Fools' 2010: The 11 Most Incredible Literary Hoaxes (PHOTOS, POLL)

06/01/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Happy April Fools' Day! This year, at HuffPost Books we're celebrating April Fools' by looking back at some of the greatest literary hoaxes of all time. From a faked document by Roman Emperor Constantine to the woman who posed as a young transvestite prostitute in a series of "memoirs," the tradition of less-than-truthful writing is as old as writing itself. The authors below go beyond James Frey changing some details of his life story; these people invented entirely new personas and documents that left the whole world fooled.

Literary Hoaxes