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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'In July 2004, Norma Khouri, best-selling author of 'Forbidden Love', was exposed as a fake. She'd won fame and fortune as a Jordanian virgin with a fatwah on her head for her campaign against honour killings. But she was really Norma Bagain, an alleged Chicago con artist on the run from the FBI for $1 million of fraud. Spinning murder, greed and literary scandal into a web that entangles us all, FORBIDDEN LIE$ is a real-life thriller for our time.'

Source: Screen Australia.

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Works about this Work

Remediating the Hoax Gillian Whitlock , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , September vol. 26 no. 69 2011; (p. 349-367)
'In 2004 Norma Khouri's bestselling story of honour killing, Forbidden Love (2003), was revealed to be a hoax. Unexpectedly, in the aftermath of the hoax the fate of Khouri and her book became the subject of a major feminist documentary film by Anna Broinowski, Forbidden Lie$ (2007). The film offers a rigorous consideration of the hoax and its importance in debates about the politics and ethics of transnational and cross-cultural feminist engagements with narratives of distant suffering now. The film reincarnates the hoaxer into a renewed vivid presence, that opens possibilities for thinking about (and with) the hoax and, at the same time, raises questions about the ethics of feminist campaigns against honour killing.' Source: Gillian Whitlock.
A View of Forbidden Territory Anna Broinowski , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 May 2008; (p. 17)
'Lost Dog' Has Its Day 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 1 2008; (p. 8)
Finding Humanity in the Book of Lies Tim Kroenert , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 11 April vol. 18 no. 7 2008;

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV
Reel Thing: Sex, Lies and Literary Fraud Caroline Overington , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 29 January 2007; (p. 3)
Forbidden Lies Kathy Marks , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canbarra Times , 20 February 2007; (p. 3)
Caught in the Con Caroline Overington , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 February 2007; (p. 6)
Film on My Life is Wrong : Khouri Caroline Overington , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 February 2007; (p. 7)
'I Did Lie, but I Lied for a Reason' : The Inside Story of Disgraced Author Norma Khouri David Leser , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Women's Weekly , March 2007; (p. 44-48, 50)
'Feted then demonised, Norma Khouri, author of the best-selling book, Forbidden Love, was revealed as a fake. On the eve of a new film about her, David Leser asks Norma why she conned him and thousands of others.' The Australian Women's Weekly (March 2007):44
At Home with Norma Caroline Overington , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 1-2 September 2007; (p. 14-16)
Caroline Overington reports on a meeting with Norma Khouri in the latter's Chicago home.
From Literary Hoax to Used-Car Finance Caroline Overington , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 September 2007; (p. 9)
The Lies That Bind Samela Harris , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 September 2007; (p. 16-17)
Truth & Consequences Susan Skelly , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bulletin The , 11 September vol. 125 no. 6586 2007; (p. 56-57)
Never-Ending Story's Secrets and Lies Malcolm Knox , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 September 2007; (p. 11)
In the light of the release of Alison Broinowski's biopic Forbidden Lie$, Malcolm Knox looks back to Norma Khouri's original entry into Australia under the 'Distinguished International Talent' provisions used by the Federal Department of Immigration.
Late Take on a Male Fantasy Lynden Barber , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 September 2007; (p. 14)
Focus on a Tale of Lies Ronni Phillips , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 7 October 2007; (p. 22-23)
The Lying Game Rodney Chester , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 - 2 September 2007; (p. 8)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV
ArtsFilm Phil Brown , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 12 - 18 September no. 653 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV
The Lying Game Craig Mathieson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 September vol. 125 no. 6587 2007; (p. 54)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV
Dangerous Secrets Adrian Martin , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 September 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV ; The Bet Caroline Gerard 2007 single work film/TV
The Lying Game Rodney Chester , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 - 2 September 2007; (p. 8)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV
ArtsFilm Phil Brown , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 12 - 18 September no. 653 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV
The Lying Game Craig Mathieson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 September vol. 125 no. 6587 2007; (p. 54)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV
Dangerous Secrets Adrian Martin , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 September 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV ; The Bet Caroline Gerard 2007 single work film/TV
Made-Up Memoir Doco Truly Memorable Rob Lowing , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 September 2007; (p. 16)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV
Her Life as a Fake Revealed Layer by Layer Sacha Molitorisz , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 September 2007; (p. 15)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV
Khouri's Real Life Story More Shocking than Fiction Cris Kennedy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 November 2007; (p. 24)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV
Untitled Bill Tully , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Voice : A Journal of Comment and Review , December no. 24 2007; (p. 34-37)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV
Finding Humanity in the Book of Lies Tim Kroenert , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 11 April vol. 18 no. 7 2008;

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski 2007 single work film/TV
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 June 2006; (p. 30)
Reel Thing: Sex, Lies and Literary Fraud Caroline Overington , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 29 January 2007; (p. 3)
Forbidden Lies Kathy Marks , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canbarra Times , 20 February 2007; (p. 3)
Caught in the Con Caroline Overington , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 February 2007; (p. 6)
Film on My Life is Wrong : Khouri Caroline Overington , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 February 2007; (p. 7)
'I Did Lie, but I Lied for a Reason' : The Inside Story of Disgraced Author Norma Khouri David Leser , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Women's Weekly , March 2007; (p. 44-48, 50)
'Feted then demonised, Norma Khouri, author of the best-selling book, Forbidden Love, was revealed as a fake. On the eve of a new film about her, David Leser asks Norma why she conned him and thousands of others.' The Australian Women's Weekly (March 2007):44
At Home with Norma Caroline Overington , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 1-2 September 2007; (p. 14-16)
Caroline Overington reports on a meeting with Norma Khouri in the latter's Chicago home.
From Literary Hoax to Used-Car Finance Caroline Overington , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 September 2007; (p. 9)
The Lies That Bind Samela Harris , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 September 2007; (p. 16-17)
Truth & Consequences Susan Skelly , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bulletin The , 11 September vol. 125 no. 6586 2007; (p. 56-57)
Never-Ending Story's Secrets and Lies Malcolm Knox , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 September 2007; (p. 11)
In the light of the release of Alison Broinowski's biopic Forbidden Lie$, Malcolm Knox looks back to Norma Khouri's original entry into Australia under the 'Distinguished International Talent' provisions used by the Federal Department of Immigration.
Late Take on a Male Fantasy Lynden Barber , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 September 2007; (p. 14)
Focus on a Tale of Lies Ronni Phillips , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 7 October 2007; (p. 22-23)
A View of Forbidden Territory Anna Broinowski , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 May 2008; (p. 17)
'Lost Dog' Has Its Day 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 1 2008; (p. 8)
Remediating the Hoax Gillian Whitlock , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , September vol. 26 no. 69 2011; (p. 349-367)
'In 2004 Norma Khouri's bestselling story of honour killing, Forbidden Love (2003), was revealed to be a hoax. Unexpectedly, in the aftermath of the hoax the fate of Khouri and her book became the subject of a major feminist documentary film by Anna Broinowski, Forbidden Lie$ (2007). The film offers a rigorous consideration of the hoax and its importance in debates about the politics and ethics of transnational and cross-cultural feminist engagements with narratives of distant suffering now. The film reincarnates the hoaxer into a renewed vivid presence, that opens possibilities for thinking about (and with) the hoax and, at the same time, raises questions about the ethics of feminist campaigns against honour killing.' Source: Gillian Whitlock.
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