From an exploration of an Indian slum to a history of Franco's Spanish reign of terror, six "magisterial" books "which have the ability to change our view of the world" have been shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction.
Some members felt that publishers are not making enough room on their lists for nonfiction these days; others theorized that specific nonfiction awards like the ALSC‘s Robert F. Sibert Award and the NCTE‘s Orbus Pictus Award have contributed to a perhaps subconscious prioritizing of fiction in the general awards. A few souls decried the lack of excellent nonfiction available for contemporary kids and teens, but their protests were quickly countered by many passionate nonfiction lovers, who pointed to authors and titles that not only they, but their students, love passionately.
After the rice has been swept up and the wrapping paper thrown out, what happens? This collection of witty and diverse essays explores twenty-three different marriages in their first year, all shared from the perspective of the woman.
For the British novelist, translator, language teacher and former model Anne Dunhill it was a Facebook friend request from Attallah that paved the way for the recent publication by Quartet of her book ANITA: A Memoir. Anne wrote the book as a tribute to her eldest daughter Anita Ferruzzi who died of pancreatic cancer in 2009, at the age of only 35.
Perfect Storm is a "best book" and "best author" for high school readers:
One of the first classes I took at UW-Madison was Deborah Blum's literary nonfiction course, in which I spent the semester enveloped in the work of some great narrative nonfiction writers. One of those writers was Sebastian ...
On the anti-memoir: I wanted to do (the book) as narrative nonfiction and not as memoir because I thought it needed to be established that (the migration) was huge, that it happened, that it is true, and that it was a national ...
Kristen Iversen grew up near Rocky Flats, the site of the secret factory where plutonium triggers were made for America’s nuclear weapons stockpile. Most of the locals had no idea what was happening right next door, but as Rocky Flats gained more notoriety, Kristen and the others around her began to realize what it really meant to live next to “the most contaminated site in America.”
Fierce Ink Press Co-Op Ltd. is pleased to announce a partial list of authors for its digital imprint launching in September. Fierce Shorts are 5,000 to 15,000 word creative non-fiction pieces written by established and emerging authors who will draw from personal experiences from their adolescence.