The Best of New Nonfiction
About Stranger Than Fiction
Stranger than Fiction is AV’s non-fiction show, where we bring some of the best true stories – and best writing about truth – you’ll find in these fact-starved times. History, Memoirs, analysis, and scholarship – but always a darn good tale that just happens to be true.
Stranger Than Fiction is co-hosted by Paul Berlanga. Paul is a Chicago native with duel careers in rare books and art.
Host Bjorn Skaptason
Bjorn Skaptason holds a M.A. in history from Loyola University Chicago.
He has published essays on Ambrose Bierce at Shiloh for the Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, on the United States Colored Troops in the campaign and battle of Brice’s Crossroads for the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, and in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on The Chicago Light Artillery. A dealer in antiquarian books, Bjorn produces and guest hosts A House Divided for Author’s Voice®, a live book discussion program streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. in Chicago.