True Stories, Well Told: From the First 20 Years of Creative Nonfiction Magazine

Lee Gutkind and Hattie Fletcher, editors
Published in 2014
by In Fact Books

“Gathering information is where you start, and disseminating it is where you end, but if you don’t spend the time in the middle processing what you’ve learned, putting it in context, questioning why you cared about it, and assessing how learning it has changed you, you can’t write a great story,” writes Susan Orlean in the anthology’s introduction. The twenty nonfiction narratives by authors such as Toi Derricotte, Carolyn Forché, Gordon Lish, and Jerald Walker will inspire readers and writers with the depth and range of great stories showcasing profound learning experiences and unique voices.