Magazine Articles Tagged With creative nonfiction

Novel Gossip, Expression as Negotiation, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.21.15

Three Amazon series based on books; new Jonathan Safran Foer coming next fall; PANK editors bid farewell; and other news.

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Poor Your Soul by Mira Ptacin

Posted 12.15.15

Mira Ptacin reads an excerpt from her debut memoir, Poor Your Soul, published in January by Soho Press.

Poor Your Soul

I know some things. I know you set the backyard on fire. It was autumn. You were six years old. The oak leaves were dry and crispy. You and your pal Don Johnson, that blond-haired, blue-eyed kid from St. Philip Elementary School who threw up every time he got excited, were playing in the backyard. I’m assuming you guys found the matches in the pile on Dad’s workbench.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 12.15.15

January/February 2016

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Sunil Yapa’s debut novel, Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist and Mira Ptacin’s debut memoir, Poor Your Soul, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Project Empathy: Facing Difficult Material

by Lee Martin

Special Section

Posted 12.15.15

Lee Martin

An accomplished novelist and memoirist offers advice on how to write creative nonfiction with empathy and respect. 

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Sitting on Plutarch's Throne: Taking Risks in the Essay

by John D'Agata

Special Section

Posted 12.15.15

John D'Agata

An American writer and editor details the importance and emotional necessity of taking risks in the essay by way of an adventure to Greece to find Plutarch’s writing chair.

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The Art of Biography: Falling In and Out of Love

by Terese Svoboda

The Literary Life

Posted 12.15.15

Terese Svoboda

An author and Guggenheim fellow details her journey in writing a biography of radical poet Lola Ridge.

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Gordon Lish on Editing Raymond Carver, Best British Novels, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.8.15

How books shaped Christmas; Alexievich delivers Nobel lecture; all-curated bookstore opens in New York; and other news.

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Elena Passarello Craft Capsule: Portland 2015

Posted 12.1.15

Essayist Elena Passarello presents "Point Sublime: Research and Uncertainty in the Literary Essay" as part of the Craft Capsules portion of Poets & Writers Live in Portland, Oregon, on October 17, 2015

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Jenny Boully Craft Capsule: Chicago 2015

Posted 7.10.15

Author Jenny Boully presents "Beginnings and Endings: Revising Lives in Nonfiction" as part of the Craft Capsules portion of Poets & Writers Live in Chicago on June 20, 2015.

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Ampersand Extra: Jesse Browner Interview

Posted 6.17.15

Ampersand hosts Kevin Larimer and Melissa Faliveno sit down with Jesse Browner, the author of How Did I Get Here? Making Peace With the Road Not Taken, published this month by Harper Wave, to talk about the new book and the decisions we make as writers and artists.

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