Nonfiction Friday is a link-up where you can find all of the awesome nonfiction happenings of the week.
- The long and short lists for several interesting nonfiction awards have been announced this week. These include the Baillie Gifford prize longlist for the best nonfiction published in the UK; the Cundill History prize shortlist for the best history writing in English; and the Kirkus Prize shortlist for books published within the last year that received a Kirkus starred review.
- Although I’m not sure I agree with the way this article divides nonfiction or with which books are put into which categories, I definitely think it provides a useful way for thinking about nonfiction. In short, it splits books into narratives; tree books that provide a framework for thinking; and branch books that examine a single idea.
- I’m surprised to have nonfiction legal news to report for the second time in the history of this feature! Basically, courts have ruled that authors can’t take work they used to claim was nonfiction and than claim it’s fiction when they wish to advance copyright infringement claims.
- Nonfiction books to look forward to in the next week include:
- Good Morning, Monster: A Therapist Shares Five Heroic Stories of Emotional Recovery
- Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America
- The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare 1945–2020
- All About the Story: News, Power, Politics, and the Washington Post
- Those Who Forget: My Family’s Story in Nazi Europe – A Memoir, A History, A Warning