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Non-fiction roundup – reviews from The Guardian

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Steven Poole on In Broad Daylight by Gabriele Pedullà, Dead Man Working by Carl Cederström & Peter Fleming and Lost London by Richard Guard...
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Six books to 'change our view of the world' on shortlist for non-fiction prize

Six books to 'change our view of the world' on shortlist for non-fiction prize | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

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.

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New mags put the ‘I’ at the centre of writing

New mags put the ‘I’ at the centre of writing | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
Comfortably erasing the differences between high and low, a crop of Internet-bred writers are creating a different kind of voice...
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Fall preview 2012: international nonfiction | Quillblog | Quill & Quire

Fall preview 2012: international nonfiction | Quillblog | Quill & Quire | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
The season of high-profile literary awards and author festivals is on its way, and there’s no shortage of new releases from marquee names.
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Constance Hale defines "narrative journalism" | Sin and Syntax

Constance Hale defines "narrative journalism" | Sin and Syntax | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

"The name is inelegant, but this genre of reportage takes the literary techniques of fiction and poetry and applies them to telling true stories."

Hale lists 9 literary techniques that are involved in narrative journalism.


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Hale lists 9 literary techniques that are involved in narrative journalism.

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How the Internet is giving the quest narrative new relevance for journalism | Poynter.

How the Internet is giving the quest narrative new relevance for journalism | Poynter. | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

"Ever since journalists moved beyond the inverted pyramid and into the world of narrative, they’ve found themselves in the inescapable thrall of the quest."

How to ace the quest? Matt Thompson suggests 3 key elements.


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Hand Kids Some Great Nonfiction! « ShelfTalker

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.

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Memoir flies off shelves

Memoir flies off shelves | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
Fairfield's Monique Gray Smith would happily label her book Hope Faith & Empathy a "novel" rather than "creative non-fiction."...
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Wedding Cake for Breakfast: Essays on the Unforgettable First Year of Marriage | City Book Review

Wedding Cake for Breakfast: Essays on the Unforgettable First Year of Marriage | City Book Review | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

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.

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Fall preview 2012: Canadian non-fiction, part II | Quillblog | Quill & Quire

Fall preview 2012: Canadian non-fiction, part II | Quillblog | Quill & Quire | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
The season of high-profile literary awards and author festivals is on its way, and there’s no shortage of new releases from marquee names.
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The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays edited by Tara L. Masih, with an introduction by David Mura

The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays edited by Tara L. Masih, with an introduction by David Mura | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
As much as I enjoy collections populated by multiple contributors, I have yet to finish a multi-writer title in which every chapter from cover to cover is of memorable quality. That said, The Chalk...
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Godfather of nonfiction: Q&A with Lee Gutkind

Godfather of nonfiction: Q&A with Lee Gutkind | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
Any moment now, readers of The Age will be opening their morning newspapers to discover the full 2012 Melbourne Writers Festival program. Time to get looking and booking via the main MWF website. T...
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Biography and Memoir: picks from our latest newsletter

Biography and Memoir: picks from our latest newsletter | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
Some picks from our July Biography and Memoir newsletter: Subscribe to our newsletters and get our latest titles and best picks straight from your inbox.
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the tanjara: 'ANITA: A Memoir' - Anne Dunhill's moving book about her late daughter

the tanjara: 'ANITA: A Memoir' - Anne Dunhill's moving book about her late daughter | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

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.

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IALJS

International Assoc. for Literary Journalism Studies

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New e-mag from Random House aims to brings back the essay

New e-mag from Random House aims to brings back the essay | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
Hazlitt is a bold move from Canada’s largest trade-book publisher...
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Science Decoded: Book Review: The Perfect Storm

Science Decoded: Book Review: The Perfect Storm | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

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 ...
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“I wanted people who were beautifully imperfect” — Isabel Wilkerson ...

“I wanted people who were beautifully imperfect” — Isabel Wilkerson ... | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

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 ...

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S. Krishna's Books: Book Review: Full Body Burden - Kristen Iversen [TSS]

S. Krishna's Books: Book Review: Full Body Burden - Kristen Iversen [TSS] | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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.”
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Youth Journalism International: Young Writers Find Inspiration At Mayborn

Youth Journalism International: Young Writers Find Inspiration At Mayborn | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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Literate Lives: 10 for 10 - Great New Nonfiction Picture Books

Literate Lives: 10 for 10 - Great New Nonfiction Picture Books | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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Essay Collections

Essay Collections | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
It’s been a pretty good year for essay collections for me. I’ve read seven so far. I didn’t love all of them, but some will stand out as being really great. There were two collect...
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ARTS EAST: Fierce Ink Press!

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.

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Non-fiction roundup – reviews from The Guardian

Non-fiction roundup – reviews from The Guardian | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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Australian Women Writers: Memoir, Biography, History: 2012 Tally

Australian Women Writers: Memoir, Biography, History: 2012 Tally | Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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