Art Bleeds into Life, with Jail Sentence
Truth, it seems, really is stranger than fiction.
Novellist Krystian Bala was today jailed for 25 years for inspiring and
organising a murder that he had written about in a macabre best-selling
A court in the Polish city of Wroclaw found the 33-year-old philosopher and
photographer guilty after an extraordinary trial that tested the boundaries
of fact and fiction and, for a while, forced the police and prosecutors to
become literary critics.
Bala is expected to appeal against the sentence.