After all, could well be considered a work of creative nonfiction.
If you’re curious about more works, this list is also a good reference to get started on what could be years of reading. She has several YA stories in the works and blogs about writing and creativity on her personal website, where she also hosts the Millennial Writer Series.
Is it any wonder that, when it comes to figuring out what really counts as creative nonfiction, there’s so much confusion?
Below, I share 22 of my favorite book-length works of creative nonfiction, works that run the gamut of form and subject matter.
In the piece, Gutkind attempted to answer a number of the questions that continue to swirl around the genre: What does the “creative” in “creative nonfiction” (CNF) really mean?
Does it give writers license to just make stuff up and peddle it as truth?I know—sometimes you want to read what you want to read. I’ve got some creative nonfiction recommendations for you, whether you’re a pro or just starting out.Nothing is more important to your reading life than actually going to the narratives of great writers.But when you start to drill down into genre labels, things become murkier. They can be several of these forms or sub-genres all at once.Within the memoir genre alone, there are food memoirs, stunt memoirs, medical memoirs, grief memoirs, travel memoirs, and more. And on top of that, personal pieces and researched/reported pieces can be woven together.Quite simply, she doesn’t mess around with extra words.Didion also places you right in the middle of her emotions and conflicts.But her unique way of imbibing the advice with her life experience and reading makes her delivery unique.I’ll never forget the section that’s dedicated to coincidence—an aspect of craft that I’ve never heard anyone attempt.Although it may seem a large task to read so much material, it’s one of the best things you can do for your writing. She received her BA in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and will pursue her Master’s in English Literature this fall. , it contained an explainer by founder and editor Lee Gutkind on the genre itself.