A Nonfiction Roundup Both Wondrous and Beautiful

Column by Ben Tanzer
Travel, fever dreams, the search for identity, reading and writing.

The Birthing of "Dream Pop Origami"

Column by Jackson Bliss July 26, 2022
Jackson Bliss avoids the typical memoir narrative by giving control to the reader.
"Be Brief and Tell Them Everything": A Rumination and Kind of Review

"Be Brief and Tell Them Everything": A Rumination and Kind of Review

Review by Ben Tanzer June 21, 2022
Brad Listi's latest. Is it a novel? A memoir? Or is it something more?
Interview: Max Collins of Eve 6

Interview: Max Collins of Eve 6

Interview by Christoph Paul March 9, 2022
This isn't 1998, so why am I interviewing Max Collins from Eve 6 for LitReactor?

Lucky me, Lucky You

Column by Joan Schweighardt
The memoirist and author of the Rivers Trilogy discusses a lifetime of stories, and how lucky she is to have them.
"Blind Man’s Bluff" by James Tate Hill: A Review (of sorts)

"Blind Man’s Bluff" by James Tate Hill: A Review (of sorts)

Review by Ben Tanzer
A beautiful, sad, frustrating memoir about a legally blind man who keeps his diagnosis from the world.
Rob Fromberg

Rob Fromberg On His Memoir "How To Walk With Steve"

Interview by Gabriel Hart September 8, 2021
Gabriel Hart speaks to author Rob Fromberg about his new memoir, "How to Walk With Steve," a unique proto-punk glimpse into life with an autistic sibling amidst matriarchal alcoholism.

10 Best Books to Get Your Travel Back On

Column by Emmanuel Nataf July 30, 2021
This exciting list will show you 10 of the best books to spark change in how you travel. If your inner wanderlust is dying to escape, read on!
A Conversation with Joshua Mohr About Mortality, Cheery Nihilism, And His New Me

A Conversation with Joshua Mohr About Mortality, Cheery Nihilism, and His New Memoir 'Model Citizen'

Interview by Rob Hart April 29, 2021
Rob Hart and Joshua Mohr have a Zoom date to discuss Mohr's new memoir, 'Model Citizen,' in which the novelist explores fatherhood, mortality, sobriety, and the heart defect that nearly killed him.
An Interview with Poet/Veteran J.B. Stevens

An Interview with Poet/Veteran J.B. Stevens

Interview by Gabriel Hart
J.B. Stevens discusses the complex issues of war, law enforcement, and writing poetry.

Thirteen Musicians Who Can Also Write

Column by Gabriel Hart March 23, 2021
Music isn't the end-all to self-expression. For a lot of us it’s just the foreword.

Writers on Writers

Column by David Cranmer January 20, 2021
A.E. Hotchner, Eileen Simpson, Salman Rushdie, and Martin Amis wrote exceptional memoirs that give rare, satisfying behind-the-scene glimpses of fellow top authors without antipathy or idolatry.
Mckenzie Cassidy on Fact vs. Fiction and the Book You End Up With

Mckenzie Cassidy on Fact vs. Fiction and the Book You End Up With

Interview by Christoph Paul
Mckenzie Cassidy's debut novel, "Here Lies a Father", is out now from Kaylie Jones Books, an imprint of Akashic Books.

15 Sports Reads To Get You Through The Pandemic

Column by Joshua Isard June 4, 2020
A lack of live sports has been tough on fans. Fortunately, there’s an abundance of literature about sports to keep us going.

Have you Wished Ishmael Beah a Happy Birthday Today?

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
This is a literary name everyone should know.

7 Great Books to Read for National Nonfiction Day

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To help you get into the spirit of National Non-Fiction Day, here are 7 of the best — from heartbreaking memoirs to tech industry tell-alls.
Win A Copy of "Consider This", Chuck Palahniuk's New Writing Memoir

Win A Copy of "Consider This", Chuck Palahniuk's New Writing Memoir

News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 26, 2019
We have eight copies. One of them could be yours.

Feedback Loop: Revisiting Autobiographical Fiction

Column by Taylor Houston December 3, 2018
In which Taylor revisits her 2012 article about autobiographical fiction and nearly twists herself into a knot trying to explain what the hell she actually meant, if anything...

Get Your Sh*t Together: Six Memoirs for Personal Growth

Column by Susan DeFreitas
Seeking personal growth? Going through a rough spot? Forget self-help. These five fabulous memoirs will broaden your world, open your mind, and help you get your sh*t together.
Tiffany Scandal on 'Nasty!', A Collection Of Essays From Fierce Women

Tiffany Scandal on 'Nasty!', A Collection Of Essays From Fierce Women

Interview by Rob Hart January 19, 2018
'Nasty!', available now from King Shot Press, is a kick-ass collection of essays about body positivity, sexual empowerment, overcoming adversity, and more... and it's all for a good cause.

Reflecting Early: 7 Memoirs by Young Authors

Column by Leah Dearborn
There's a longtime debate about memoir. Can it only be produced after years of carefully accrued wisdom and self-reflection?

My Unlikely Writing Influences

Column by David Cranmer
Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Joyce are just some of the names that come to mind when discussing writing influences, but inspiration can come from unlikely sources.

On the Trail of a Murder: Helene Stapinski on Research and Memoir

Column by Karis Rogerson
Helene Stapinski discusses the research process behind her latest memoir, 'Murder in Matera', and gives some advice to aspiring writers.
Bookshots: 'Sirens' by Joshua Mohr

Bookshots: 'Sirens' by Joshua Mohr

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
The struggle never ends in this melancholy memoir.
Bookshots: 'Nicotine' by Gregor Hens

Bookshots: 'Nicotine' by Gregor Hens

Review by Gabino Iglesias January 10, 2017
A German translator revisits his entire life through the filter of his very powerful addiction to nicotine.