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What Does the Future Hold for Creative Nonfiction Writers?

In 2008, David Foster Wallace taught a craft class in creative nonfiction. The class syllabus gave the following examples of the kind of work that this term encompasses “… prose works such as personal essays and memoirs, profiles, nature and travel writing, narrative essays, observational or descriptive essays, general-interest technical writing, argumentative or idea-based essays, general-interest criticism, literary journalism, and […]

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New Book Releases in August: Next Month’s Literary Menu

August, summer’s denouement. Though this month can be a bit of a drag as it reminds us of the ever encroaching end of summer, there is still one thing to look forward to and that’s books. When in doubt … read a lot. It just so happens that there’s a sufficient batch of fiction, nonfiction, […]

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Your 2015 Reading List Should be Joan Didion’s Favorites

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the ever daunting task of “what to read next”. Should you go head first into a hefty Leo Tolstoy novel? Should you read something cool and contemporary like Ben Leaner’s 10:04? Or are you in the mood for a nonfiction, say Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart? The truth is, life […]

“Thoughts Without Cigarettes: A Memoir” (Gotham Books), by Oscar Hijuelos

Reading for Writers: Nonfiction Books with Advice for Emerging Writers

No novel was ever written merely because the author willed it. There is always undoubtedly a struggle that transpired in an author’s life that shaped them as storytellers and as people. Books exist to teach and to entertain and maybe we take that luxury for granted when we delve into a new novel, forgetting the rigorous […]

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