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Ian Leslie at the Arts Centre

On lying, fibbing, fantasies, and maybe the truth

Arts Centre
Thursday 17 May 2012
Ian Leslie Swindon Festival of Literature
Do we live in a world of lies, in advertising, politics, careers, sport, and love affairs?
If lying is wrong, why do we all do it, either a little bit or a lot, both to others, and to ourselves?
Why are our attitudes to lying so confused, contradictory, and even, self-deceiving? Is there such a thing as lying to get nearer to the truth?
In his book Born Liars, which was a Radio 4 Book of the Week (honestly) author Ian Leslie, who has written for The Economist, The Times, the Guardian, and Granta (true) explains that, far from being a bug in the human software, lying is central to who we are; and that we cannot know ourselves without first understanding the dynamics of deceit.
Doors: 12.30pm
Tickets: 6, Concessions 5
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