Non-Fiction Friday is a link-up where you can find all of the awesome non-fiction happenings of the week. Be sure to link-up your non-fiction posts too!
Non-Fiction News and Resources
- Interesting editorial from Lee Gutkind about the value of narrative nonfiction
- Here’s a list of 100 major works of narrative nonfiction published in the last 80 years. I’ve only seen lists like this for fiction before, so I thought it was interesting
- If you’re looking to diversify your reading, Healthy Hearing has a list of nonfiction books which provide insight into the lives of the deaf and hearing impaired
- Two interesting efforts to teach narrative nonfiction writing – a new class at Harvard and more Lee Gutkind awesome, pairing policy majors with writers in hope both groups will learn something
- And, last but not least, here’s some interesting nonfiction coming out in the next week (some of these are being re-published, but they looked too good not to include!):
- The Ames Strain: The Mystery Behind America’s Most Deadly Bioterror Attack
- I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People
- The Classification of Sex: Alfred Kinsey and the Organization of Knowledge
- The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
- The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice
Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf
Thanks for that link to the list of narrative non-fiction, what a great resource! Bookmarking that one right now. 🙂
Great! I’m glad you thought it looked interesting too 🙂
I linked The Things They Carried cause it’s based on Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam experience. It’s a pseudo memoir.
How interesting! It sounds very well written.
Ooh, that narrative non-fiction list looks great! And interesting that you bring up the Health Hearing reading list, since I recently finished I Can Hear You Whisper.
Ahhh and that Lee Gutkind collaboration sounds amazing – I always wonder why they don’t teach researchers (and policy makers, and anyone else who might have to convey a complex idea to the public) how to communicate more effectively… now I wish my school offered some sort of creative nonfiction writing class for grad students! (I actually just subscribed to one year’s worth of Creative Nonfiction – can’t wait to get these magazines, they look so cool! :)) As always, thanks for sharing!
I agree, more researchers should learn to write for a general audience! I might have to subscribe to Creative Nonfiction too. The most recent issue looks interesting!
I agree! The list of 1oo narrative non-fiction books is a great resource.
I liked it! I don’t read much old nonfiction, but it might be interesting to explore.