Issue 52 / Summer 2014

52 / Telling Stories that Matter

The power of narrative

Creative Nonfiction #52 explores the uses of storytelling—our oldest and perhaps most effective art form—in non-literary fields such as law and medicine. A special essays section features collaborations between writers and science policy scholars who teamed up to tell stories about topics including a curatorial crisis at the Smithsonian; a pediatric geneticist’s decision to share potentially life-changing information with one of his patients; and one legislative aide’s quest to save the Chesapeake Bay from the dietary supplement industry.

Plus, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheri Fink reflects on the years of careful reporting behind her bestseller, Five Days at Memorial, and we look at the explosion in live storytelling series.

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