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.
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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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