6 Nonfiction Titles For Nonfiction November

Column by Lindy Ryan
Halloween may be over, but that’s no reason to say goodbye to your spooky bookshelf!

A Nonfiction Roundup Both Wondrous and Beautiful

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

Nonfiction Reads to Strengthen Your Relationship with the Witch

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA November 17, 2021
Nonfiction reading recommendations for witches, witchy writers, or writers writing about witches.

5 Nonfiction Books to Get Spooky with This Fall

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
Some nonfiction reads just in time for Halloween!

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Writing a Book Proposal

Column by Emmanuel Nataf August 17, 2021
Here are the five essential steps you need to take in order to write a nonfiction book proposal that agents and editors will be snapping at one another’s heels to acquire.
"Writing in the Dark" by Tim Waggoner

"Writing in the Dark" by Tim Waggoner

Review by Cina Pelayo October 19, 2020
A guide to understanding the horror genre that provides advice and tools for the beginner and refreshing tips for the veteran.

Buy or Deny: 18 Trump Books You Should Consider Reading Before Election Day

Column by Andrea J. Johnson August 13, 2020
Eighteen of the best books to read about Trump and his administration, and eight more that aren't so hot.

Why I Write My Mental Illness into My Non-Fiction

Column by Karis Rogerson April 28, 2020
Writer Karis Rogerson answers a pressing question she's often asked: why share openly, through writing, about her mental illness?

10 Wintery Yule Books for the Solstice

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner December 19, 2019
Looking for some Paganish reading material to celebrate the Winter Solstice/Yule? Here are some recommendations.

Have you Wished Ishmael Beah a Happy Birthday Today?

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

What Reviewing Nonfiction Taught Me About Writing Fiction

Column by Gabino Iglesias August 23, 2019
Reviewing nonfiction taught me a few tricks that helped improve my approach to writing fiction.

"Brazen" Celebrates Women Throughout History, and So Should We

Column by Karis Rogerson
In honor of Women's History Month, a look at the graphic novel "Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World."

What Do We Call “The Middle East”?

Column by Adam Valen Levinson
Author Adam Valen Levinson tells us, it depends how well you know roses.

7 Powerful & Painful Books That Will Make You A Better Person

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Reading about difficult subjects is...difficult. Why do it? Because sometimes, they will literally change your life. For the better.

Two Notable Books on the Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy

Column by Ed Sikov November 22, 2016
On the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of John F.Kennedy, Ed Sikov looks at two books by notable conspiracy theorists.
Tell-All Book Stirs Up Government Trouble

Tell-All Book Stirs Up Government Trouble

News by Raine Winters September 1, 2015
Here’s to naming names and telling secrets!
Bookshots: 'Global Muckraking' Edited by Anya Schiffrin

Bookshots: 'Global Muckraking' Edited by Anya Schiffrin

Review by Ryan Peverly
Edited by journalist Anya Schiffrin, this collection of international investigative journalism reminds us why the lost art of muckraking is so important.
Bookshots: "Untamed" by Will Harlan

Bookshots: "Untamed" by Will Harlan

Review by BH Shepherd
A brief review of Untamed by Will Harlan.
Bookshots: 'The Noble Hustle' by Colson Whitehead

Bookshots: 'The Noble Hustle' by Colson Whitehead

Review by Leah Dearborn May 5, 2014
It’s not necessary to know about poker, or even to have a strong interest in the game in order to enjoy Whitehead’s textured writing and deadpan sarcasm.
Jon Krakauer Rakes Dirtiest Muck Yet

Jon Krakauer Rakes Dirtiest Muck Yet

News by Peter Derk April 3, 2014
Jon Krakauer is at it again. What is the University of Montana hiding from the devastating investigative writer?
Bookshots: 'Lady Bette and the Murder of Mr Thynn'

Bookshots: 'Lady Bette and the Murder of Mr Thynn' by N.A. Pickford

Review by Leah Rhyne
Come with me to 17th Century England and explore a marriage, a betrayal, and a murder.
Bookshots: 'Demon Camp' by Jennifer Percy

Bookshots: 'Demon Camp' by Jennifer Percy

Review by Chris Rosales February 17, 2014
A Soldier's Exorcism.
Bookshots: 'Sexplosion' by Robert Hofler

Bookshots: 'Sexplosion' by Robert Hofler

Review by Christopher Shultz
In the late sixties/early seventies, a wave of media rebels challenged the censors with realistic scenes of sex. This is their story.

Inaccuracies In Literary Nonfiction: A Necessary Evil?

Column by Christopher Shultz January 8, 2014
You hear about errors of historical fact in nonfiction books all the time, committed either intentionally or unintentionally. But are these inaccuracies merely par for the genre's course?