Library: Nonfiction Collection


About Our Nonfiction Collection


The Center collects non-fiction related to the art of fiction, including literary biographies, essays and criticism, books on writing and reading, and books written by writers of fiction on other topics like travel, nature, and politics. In our reading room, there is a Readers' Reference Collection and in our Writers' Studio there is a collection of reference books for writers.   



Nonfiction Acquisitions Spring 2017


Bleikasten, Andre William Faulkner: A Life Through Novels

Gordon, Edmund The Invention of Angela Carter

Ford, Richard Between Them: Remembering My Parents

Gaitskill, Mary Somebody with a Little Hammer

Jamison, Kay Redfield Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire

Shapiro, Dani Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage


Nonfiction Acquisitions Winter 2017


Cohen, Richard How To Write Like Tolstoy

Menaker, Daniel The African Svelte

Egginton, William The Man Who Invented Fiction

Grossman, Edith Why Translation Matters

Knausgaard, Karl Ove & Ekelund, Frederick Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Kohler, Sheila Once We Were Sisters

Muhlstein, Anka The Pen and the Brush

Scalise, Mike The Brand New Catastrophe



Nonfiction Acquisitions Fall 2016  


Gottlieb, Robert Avid Reader: A Life

LeCarré, John Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

Mattison, Alice The Kite and the String



Nonfiction Acquisitions Spring 2016  


Gibson, DW The Edge Becomes the Center

Osman, Suleiman The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn

Rioux, Anne Boyd Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist




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