Tall Stories From An Ugly War
An author who will be familiar to listeners of Radio Litopia’s Between The Lines show has got himself into trouble. We interviewed Nicolai Lilin a year ago, and found his first book, Siberian Education, very powerful. But his second, Free Fall: a Sniper’s Story is attracting controversy over its veracity. Ostensibly a brutal first-person account of fighting in the Russian army in the Chechen war, critics are now saying that it’s nothing but a fake memoir. Listen to our previous show with Nicolai – and to our discussion here – and decide for yourself.
Presented by Donna Ballman with Peter Cox.
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