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Literary Non-Fiction


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Foreword by David Kynaston Preface to series by Sally Cline and Carole Angier Part 1: Literary Non-Fiction Introduction and Structure of book by Sally Cline What is Literary Non-Fiction? by Sally Cline Challenges of Literary Non-Fiction by Midge Gillies Reflections on Travel Writing by Midge Gillies Reflections on Food Writing by Sally Cline Reflections on Nature and Landscape by Midge Gillies. Reflections on Writing about Feminism by Sally Cline Reflections on Social and Cultural History by Midge Gillies Reflections on Sexuality, Death and Friendship by Sally Cline Reflections on the Mysteries of Mind and Body by Sally Cline Tips and tales - Guest Contributions Lisa Appignanesi, Rosemary Bailey, Gillian Beer, Bidisha, Lizzie Collingham, William Dalrymple, Stevie Davies, Colin Grant, Rahila Gupta, Philip Hoare, Siri Hustvedt, Alice Kessler-Harris, Barry Lopez, Richard Mabey, Robert Macfarlane, Sara Maitland, Neil McKenna, Caroline Moorehead, Susie Orbach, Jennifer Potter, Susan Sellers, Dava Sobel, Diana Souhami, Dale Spender, Francis Spufford, Daniel Swift, Colin Thubron, Natasha Walter, Sara Wheeler, Simon Winchester Part 3: Write on A. Planning Important General Points for All Writers of Literary Non-Fiction. Planning Your Writing - General by Sally Cline Planning Social or Cultural History by Midge Gillies Planning Travel and Nature Writing by Midge Gillies Planning an Autobiography or Biography by Sally Cline Planning a Memoir by Sally Cline Planning a Literary Documentary by Sally Cline Structure by Midge Gillies Writing a Proposal by Midge Gillies Mentoring and Other Matters by Sally Cline Finding an Agent and Publisher by Midge Gillies B. Research Where to go National archives Births deaths marriages Wills Local archives Libraries and museums On-line sources Other research activities C. Writing - Top Tips and Exercises Short Pieces as Starting Points by Sally Cline Description by Midge Gillies Interviewing by Sally Cline Using Quotes and Dialogue by Midge Gillies Truth Versus Facts by Midge Gillies Acknowledgements Permissions Bibliography Index

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An authoritative and inspiring companion to writing in a wide range of non-fiction genres, including tips from bestselling authors such as Siri Hustvedt and Dava Sobel.

About the Author

Sally Cline, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Advisory Fellow to the Royal Literary Fund, is an award winning biographer and short fiction writer. Her 12 books include biographies of Zelda Fitzgerald, Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett, and Radclyffe Hall, (shortlisted for USA LAMBDA award). She is currently writing a Brief Life of Dashiell Hammett. Former Writer in Residence at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, she is co-Series Editor of Bloomsbury's nine-volume Writers' & Artists' Companions series. Midge Gillies has written seven non-fiction books, including two highly acclaimed biographies: Amy Johnson: Queen of Air about the record-breaking pilot, and Marie Lloyd: The One and Only, a life of the Edwardian music hall star. Her most recent book is The Barbed-Wire University: The Real Lives of Allied Prisoners of War in the Second World War. She is a part-time tutor at Cambridge University's Institute of Continuing Education.

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