Quicklink Fanastic Italian Hoaxter Confesses by Choire Sicha June 24, 2010 The great newspaper hoax artist Tommaso Debenedetti has confessed. He made up five interviews with Philip Roth alone, as well as interviews with dozens of others. His defense: “Italy is a joke.” What a sad day for fun!# facebook twitter google+ pinterest email Oh hi. I work here and enjoy cats and cat-related news. Read more by Choire Sicha on The Awl Can A Gay Wedding Even Have Pizza?Primitive Tim, America's Next HeroWhat Time Is Spring Break, Four Loko?The 2015 Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Short Films, In OrderThe Silence of the Brands Hoaxes Italy Tommaso Debenedetti Weirdness From The Web Schooled Teach and Frisk listicles with little commentary Synonyms for the Current Economy, Ranked surreal estate The Lease Busters long conversations Patrolling the Queer Craigslist Culture (and TV) Valet, "Nature" Guides How To Do Your Taxes the parent rap The Toys You Won't Buy Culture (and TV) Ratatat, "Cream on Chrome"