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
- This interesting post about which books are novels makes a sharp distinction between fiction and nonfiction
- A recent TED session featured talks by nonfiction authors
- Although the claim that Laura Hillenbrand is the greatest working nonfiction author seem hyperbolic, I do think her books sound fantastic
- I enjoyed this post by Steph at Ploughshares about nonfiction she has loved
- Exciting new releases in the upcoming week include:
- Susan Sontag: A Biography
- Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights
- Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner
- My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution
- In a Rocket Made of Ice: Among the Children of Wat Opot
C.J. @ ebookclassics
The Ted talks with non-fiction authors looks very interesting.
I think so too! I haven’t watched all of them yet, but I’m looking forward to getting to the rest of them 🙂
The post about fiction vs. nonfiction was very good! Although it made me a bit sad to hear of students referring to nonfiction universally as novels. I always forget that other people don’t automatically know the book ‘rules’, for lack of a better word, as well as I do.
I honestly didn’t know the definition of a novel before reading this, so I had to go look it up! I did know Shakespeare’s works are plays not novels but I might have referred to a nonfiction book as a nonfiction novel.
Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf
I’m really interested in My House in Damascus. Hadn’t heard about it yet, thanks so much for sharing!
I thought that looked really good too!