Issue 52 / Summer 2014
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.
Leslie Jill Patterson
Lee Gutkind & Dan Sarewitz
Allison Marsh with Lizzie Wade
David Schleifer & Alison Fairbrother
Joon-Ho Yu & Maria Delaney
Jill Sisson Quinn & Ramya Rajagopalan
Niki Vermeulen & Molly Bain
Alyssa Grace Sorresso
Jamie L. Beaudoin
Reflecting on our changing world
Bad tattoos, unintended pregnancies, medical errors, and more
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