Themed on medical science and society’s relationship to it, the Wellcome Book Prize announces a shortlist for 2018 that includes four debuts. One title is a novel, one is a memoir, and four are nonfiction.
A memoir from the Nazi era, ‘A German Life’ has been bolstered by the documentary film on its subject, the late Brunhilde Pomsel.
At Forbes, George Anders argues we need a third category for books, one designed for those that ‘try to straddle’ the line between fiction and non-fiction.
Lisa Bruce spent years working on the film, The Theory of Everything, before convincing the author to sell the rights to the original memoir.
Beth Kephart, author of Handling the Truth — a guide to writing memoir — discusses several of her favorite border-crossing writers and the art of geomorphology.
Two California men have sued Lance Armstrong and his book publishers for fraud and false advertising, claiming that Armstrong’s two best-selling memoirs were bunk.
In nonfiction, people traumatized by events might be inclined to soften the details as a form of self-protection. Fiction may simply be safer and more tender.
Neal Maillet, Editorial Director of Berrett-Koehler explains why it’s a publisher’s duty to take on books that challenge convention despite the risks.
What really goes into making a BEA buzz book? Authorial obsessions, personal histories, medical redemption, the art and deliberate artifice of voice.
A Chinese pirated version of George W. Bush’s memoir, Decision Points, sparked controversy about its authenticity what is lost in the Chinese translation.
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