***145,000 copies sold in hardcover and paperback***
***Foreign rights sold in Italy, Greece, Slovakia, Romania, Korea, and Russia***
***Awarded with the prestigious literary prize France Culture/Télérama 2009***
***Synopsis of both books available in English***
***Translated sample available***
Sliv Dartunghuver, idealistic and fresh out of the University of Reykjavik, is hired by an environmental consulting firm. He soon realizes that his employer is covering up the activities of a secret international organization, the Reality Falsification Bureau. The RFB develops scenarios and establishes them as reality by creating false sources or altering existing ones. For instance, Laika, the first dog ever sent into space, would have never existed and the Vikings would have discovered America several centuries before Christopher Columbus.
Witty and fast-paced, The Falsifiers and The Pathfinders follow Sliv around the world, from Iceland to Argentina through New York and Siberia, revisiting the reality of the attacks of September 11, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the independence of East Timor, and the elusive hunt for weapons of mass destruction. Sometimes manipulative, sometimes manipulated, he relentlessly seeks out a meaning for his life and his professional commitment. His perseverance will be rewarded, but at what cost?
This well-documented, cleverly constructed thriller series is an exacting reflection on the power of words and the media, on the glory and dangers of globalization, and most of all, on the fiction we call history.