Explorations in Nonfiction

Who Do We Talk To? Memoir's Multivisionary Perspective

In her expansive discussion of new memoirs by Susanne Paola Antonetta, Ingrid Horrocks, and Andrea Ross, reviewer Nicole Walker considers, among other things, the nature of both writing and reading: “Writing memoir features many of the same conditions as self-view: full of self-consciousness, self-doubt, self-absorption, and self-annihilation. But reading memoir doesn’t carry quite the same furtiveness: it is like sitting down with someone who has something to say, generally over a cup of coffee.”

Drawing the Mall by Brian Kearney

Drawing the Mall By Brian Kearney Winner of the 2021 Fourth Genre Multimedia Essay Prize Here’s what our judge, Kristen Radke, had to say about it:

Watch This by Jason Sepac

Watch This By Jason Sepac A finalist of the 2021 Fourth Genre Multimedia Essay Prize Previous Next For the best reading experience, we recommend viewing this essay

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