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
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
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?
Hitler Lived Until 1962 — Argentinian Journalist Cries ‘Plagiarism’

Hitler Lived Until 1962 — Argentinian Journalist Cries ‘Plagiarism’

News by Dean Fetzer October 28, 2013
Rumours of the survival of Hitler and Eva Braun have persisted since 1945, but the authors of the most recent outing called ‘Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler’ are now accused of stealing.
BookShots: 'David and Goliath' by Malcolm Gladwell

BookShots: 'David and Goliath' by Malcolm Gladwell

Review by Cath Murphy October 15, 2013
Malcolm Gladwell gives hope to seven stone weaklings the world over with his new book 'David and Goliath'

Ask the Agent: Exploring the Nonfiction Book Proposal

Column by Bree Ogden
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore & dissect the particulars of writing a nonfiction book proposal.

Ask The Lit Coach: "What Is The Ideal Length For A Nonfiction Book Proposal?" and More

Column by Erin Reel
This week on Ask The Lit Coach - What's the ideal length of a nonfiction book proposal? And should you mention your previously self-published skeletons in your query to agents?

That’s So Meta: Writing A Story About Writing A Story

Column by Taylor Houston December 20, 2011
When narrators escape--a discussion of metafiction.