- A portmanteau word of "fact" & "fiction".
- Denotes literary works that present factual contents in the form of a fictional novel.
- Typically seen in historical novels.
- Used also by journalists - though the preferred term is 'New Journalism'.
- Different from the main definition of a conspiratorial group within a divided organization.
- Alex Haley
- Beryl Bainbridge
- Geoffrey of Monmouth - successful faction writer in the 12th century.
- Norman Mailer
- Truman Capote
- According to Queeney by Beryl Bainbridge - describes the last few years of Samuel Johnson's life.
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.
- Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley.
- The Armies of the Night (1968) by Norman Mailer.
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