This book provides guidance to would-be authors of literary non-fiction. It is divided into three parts.
In Part 1, the co-authors explore a range of genres. I found one author’s contributions far more interesting and personally relevant than the other’s. Other readers would no doubt feel differently.
Part 2 provides thoughts and tips from a collection of guest contributors. These were mostly pretty interesting and useful.
Part 3 provides advice on how to go about writing literary non-fiction. It was mainly written in note form. There was little meat in this section, and I ended up skim-reading it.
A great idea for a book, but it could have been executed better.
“…wonderfully droll, witty and entertaining… At their best Carter’s moorland walks and his meandering intellectual talk are part of a single, deeply coherent enterprise: a restless inquiry into the meaning of place and the nature of self.”
—Mark Cocker, author and naturalist
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