Reading List: Creative Nonfiction

These tasty reads — a sampling of notable articles, essays, memoirs, and books — blend fiction storytelling techniques with fact-based prose. Enjoy!

Barry, Dave. “Going Ape.” Miami Herald. 7 Oct. 1990. Web 08 Aug. 2016.

Bissinger, Harry Gerard. Friday Night Lights. New York: Da Capo, 1990.

Bouton, Jim. Ball Four. New York: Macmillan, 1970.

Braverman, Blair.  “Welcome to Dog World!” The Atavist. Magazine. No. 49.

Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood. Vintage. ISBN-13: 978-0679745587

Colin, Chris. “Inside Japan’s booming rent-a-friend industry.” The Week. Web 08 Aug. 2016.

Crain, Zack. “Tony Dorsett Is Losing His Mind.” D Magazine.

Davies, Adam. “The Loneliest Lemur on Earth.” Sarasota. 9/2/2013.

Dunning, SJ. “Preserve and ProtectThe Sun. Issue 488

Forrester, James. The Heart Healers: The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our Lives. New York: Macmillan, 2015.

Gilbert, Elizabeth. “The Last American Man.” GQ. N.p., 08 Aug. 2010. Web. 06 Aug. 2016.

Graves, John. Goodbye to a River: A Narrative. New York: Vintage Books,  1959.

Hepola, Sarah. Blackout: Remembering The Things I Drank To Forget. Grand Central Publishing, 2016.

Hillenbrand, Laura. Seabiscuit. N.Y.: Ballantine, 2001.

Junger, Sebastian. The Perfect Storm. New York: Norton, 1997.

King, Stephen. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. New York: Scribner, 2000.

McCourt, Frank. Teacher Man: A Memoir. New York: Scribner, 2005.

Moehringer, J.R. The Tender Bar: A Memoir. New York: Hyperion, 2005.

Percy, Jennifer. I Have No Choice but to Keep Looking. The New York Times Magazine, August 2, 2016.

Sacks, Oliver. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales. NY: Harper & Row, n.d. N. pag. Print.

Saunders, George. My Writing Education: A Timeline. The New Yorker, 2015.

Sedaris, David. “Stepping Out.” The New Yorker. N.p., 23 June 2014. Web. 06 Aug. 2016.

Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Crown, 2010.

Smith, Gary. “Higher Education: How Perry Reese Jr. changed an Ohio community forever.” Sports Illustrated, 2014.

Sutherland, Amy. “Opening the Heart’s Floodgates, With a Paw,” The New York Times, Feb. 17, 2017.

Talese, Gay. “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold.” Esquire. N.p., 14 May 2016. Web. 06 Aug. 2016.

Tauber, Daleena. “Post-election Writing Rubric.” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. November 11, 2016.

Wright, Richard. Black Boy (American Hunger) A Record of Childhood and Youth. N.p.: Perennial, n.d. 14-18. Print. Restored Text Library of America.

 
Bonus: Rebecca Skloot videos explain her narrative “braiding” and other writing strategies