Issue 16 / 2001
Featuring Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz, a profile of Gay Talese, and journalist Roy Peter Clark.
This issue explores the methods in which nonfiction writers utilize the fiction writer’s toolbox without crossing the blurry divide between reality and imagination. As journalist Roy Peter Clark writes in the titular essay, “Subjectivity and selectivity are necessary and inevitable in journalism. If you gather ten facts but wind up using nine, subjectivity sets in.”
Also in Creative Nonfiction #16: Debra Gwartney hunts for her runaway teenage daughter; Jesse L. Traschen transforms from professional dancer to businessman; Dov Siporinand navigates the psychological perils of slaughterhouse work; Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz discusses inaccuracy, prejudices and truth; and Barbara Lounsberry interviews Gay Talese.
Roy Peter Clark
Andrea Hollander Budy
Jesse L. Traschen
A Steel City reunion
Featuring Bret Lott on Writing About Writing, and a profile of John McPhee
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