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Oh Yeah? Well, Why Don't You Fake News Writers Go on Strike and Let Us Know How It Goes

The headline is funny, the story not so much. Maybe it hits too close to home. Or maybe–despite whatever grain of truth this piece of satire contains–it’s actually wrong. From the Onion (“Novelists Strike Fails To Affect Nation Whatsoever“):

LOS ANGELES – The Novelists Guild of America strike, now entering its fourth month, has had no impact on the nation at all, sources reported Tuesday.

The strike, which scholars say could be the longest since 1951, when American novelists may or may not have voluntarily committed to a six-month work stoppage, has brought an immediate halt to all new novels, novellas, and novelettes from coast to coast, affecting no one.

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Keir Graff is the editor of Booklist Online and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix.

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