The New Journalism / Creative Non-Fiction

Tom WolfeAs you may know, the 1960s gave rise to The New Journalism whose practioners and proponents included Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson and Gay Talese. Below is a link to an interview in the Paris Review with Gay Talese. It is insightful because of how he writes and why he writes the way he does. The New Journalism eventually morphed into what is now called creative non-fiction.
http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/5925/the-art-of-nonfiction-no-2-gay-talese

Little known fact of science: The first job Tom Wolfe had after graduating from Yale University was as a reporter with my hometown newspaper. One of my aunts was on the school committee and remembered him at their meetings.

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About Bob McCarthy

Originally from the Northeast, I now call Southwest Florida home. I have been a professional copywriter and editor since 1979, both freelance and in house. I have had article published in regional, national and international magazines. Plus, a video for which I wrote the script won an industry award as Best Training Video.
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