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April Fool's Day 2011: Best Literary Hoaxes Of All Time

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Nobody plays better tricks on people than writers, and 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 as the author of a series of books, 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.

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