Bookshots: 'The Coyote’s Bicycle: The Untold Story of Seven Thousand Bicycles an

Bookshots: 'The Coyote’s Bicycle: The Untold Story of Seven Thousand Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire' by Kimball Taylor

Review by Bart Bishop
A brief review of Kimball Taylor's book on the bikes that were used to smuggle 7,000 people from Mexico into the United States.

5 Spooky Non-Fiction Reads for Halloween

Column by George Cotronis
Truly spooky non-fiction books. Do they exist? Join me as I go through five terrifying offerings from the non-fiction shelf.

4 Ways To Develop Your Non-Fiction Voice

Column by Keith Rawson
Want to write essays and other such bric-a-brac? Maybe this column will gear you up for the task.

10 Non-Fiction Books That Changed My Life

Column by Michael David Wilson July 22, 2016 (7) comments
Michael David Wilson examines ten non-fiction books that have changed his life for the better.

Read the Instructions & Other Things You Don’t Know About Getting Published

Column by Joe Biel
Despite how things may seem, often times success in publishing is determined by how well we follow basic guidelines, schedules, and procedures.
Bookshots: 'Population Wars: A New Perspective on Competition and Coexistence' b

Bookshots: 'Population Wars: A New Perspective on Competition and Coexistence' by Greg Graffin

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
Punk rock professor Greg Graffin, lead singer of Bad Religion, challenges the modern narrative of war with SCIENCE!

Bookshots: 'The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray' by Robert Schnakenberg

Column by Brandon Tietz September 17, 2015 (3) comments
A huge Bill Murray fan reads a book about Bill Murray...and the results are a teeny bit sad.
$2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

Bookshots: '$2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America' by Kathryn Edin & H. Luke Schaefer

Review by Christopher Shultz
Meticulous research and personal anecdotes reveal an often overlooked extreme poverty in America.
Bookshots: 'City by City' Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb

Bookshots: 'City by City' Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb

Review by Freddie Moore
A collection of essays that takes readers on a cross-country trip across America.
The Associated Press Releases Book Series

The Associated Press Releases Book Series

News by Raine Winters
The line is aptly titled AP Editions.
Bookshots: 'Whipping Boy' By Allen Kurzweil

Bookshots: 'Whipping Boy' By Allen Kurzweil

Review by Keith Rawson January 20, 2015 (2) comments
A brief review of Allen Kurzweil's memoir, 'Whipping Boy'.
Boy Who Came Back From Heaven Never Actually Went

Boy Who Came Back From Heaven Never Actually Went

News by Peter Derk January 19, 2015 (5) comments
Are these heavenly tourism books a bunch of Malarkey?
LitReactor Book Club

January Book Club Selection: 'Lost in Space: A Father's Journey There and Back Again' by Ben Tanzer

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
January's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'Lost in Space: A Father's Journey There and Back Again' by Ben Tanzer.
Bookshots: 'Damn! A Cultural History of Swearing in Modern America' by Rob Chiri

Bookshots: 'Damn! A Cultural History of Swearing in Modern America' by Rob Chirico

Review by Brian McGackin December 2, 2014 (2) comments
Who the f*** doesn't love cursing?
Bookshots: 'No Mercy' by Eleanor Learmonth and Jenny Tabakoff

Bookshots: 'No Mercy' by Eleanor Learmonth and Jenny Tabakoff

Review by Cath Murphy
Your ship goes down and you're washed up on a desert island with a bunch of strangers. Will you survive to tell the tale, or end up as the main course when supplies run out?
Lidia Yuknavitch

The Story You Made of Me: An Interview Lidia Yuknavitch about Dismissed Narratives

Interview by Elle Nash November 21, 2014 (4) comments
In the wake of controversy surrounding Lena Dunham's new book, Yuknavitch discusses the importance of subversion in non-fiction.
Bookshots: 'Thrown' by Kerry Howley

Bookshots: 'Thrown' by Kerry Howley

Review by Leah Dearborn
Thrown should be required reading for all literary nonfiction fans.
Bookshots: 'Inside the Dream Palace' by Sherill Tippins

Bookshots: 'Inside the Dream Palace' by Sherill Tippins

Review by Leah Dearborn
The walls of the Chelsea Hotel have seen it all, from Jackson Pollock vomiting profusely on the dining room carpet to the drug-fueled murder of Nancy Spungen.
Bookshots: 'How To Read A Novelist' By John Freeman

Bookshots: 'How To Read A Novelist' By John Freeman

Review by Chris Rosales October 7, 2013 (2) comments
A review of 'How to Read a Novelist', a collection of interviews conducted by editor at Granta John Freeman.

A Little Bit of History: Six World War II Books You Shouldn't Miss

Column by Leah Rhyne September 11, 2013 (9) comments
It's important to remember the past. Here are six books to help you remember World War II.
I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman

"I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)" by Chuck Klosterman

Review by John Jarzemsky July 9, 2013 (1) comments
Chuck Klosterman's latest collection of non-fiction essays examines how we define villains within pop culture and how perceptions of good and evil change with time.

Five Literary Magazines That Restore My Faith in Publishing

Column by Taylor Houston July 8, 2013 (10) comments
Five literary magazines that keep me from utter despair.
Catcher in the Rye dropped in favour of 'informational texts'

UPDATED - US School Curriculum: Classics to be Dropped in Favor of “Informational Texts”

News by Dean Fetzer December 11, 2012 (16) comments
In a move guaranteed to incite criticism, American literature classics will be replaced with non-fiction books to get pupils ready for the workplace.

Keeping it Real: A Rough Guide to Using Real People As Fictional Characters

Column by Cath Murphy May 23, 2012 (8) comments
Ebeneezer Scrooge, Tintin and Alice in Wonderland are all said to be based on real people. Is using your boss or neighbor as a ready made character a stroke of genius, or a fast route to a lawsuit?

Based on a "True Story"

Column by John Jarzemsky May 15, 2012 (7) comments
Has our obsession with "true stories" gotten out of hand, and what are the consequences for the worlds of fiction and non-fiction alike?