A new book by the Wu Ming collective is published this week. Manituana is an epic novel set during the American War of Independence, that focuses on the experiences of the American Indians. Wu Ming is the nom de plume of a collective of Italian writers who eschew the notion of authorship and instead write and edit as a "band". Their first work, Q (under the name Luther Blisset) was an international bestseller. Wu Ming 1, Wu Ming 4, and their British translator Sean Whiteside, discuss their interest in Native Americans.