Good writing about visual experience allows us to see things we otherwise wouldn't, says Rachel Cohen. The author of Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade picks some of her own favourite books about art.
The writer and journalist Peter Hessler selects five books, from Haight Ashbury to a fifth grade classroom, which show how nonfiction can bring true stories to life through literary techniques
The author and former New York Times reporter says that some of the very best writing today is non-fiction — and that seductive narratives can yank readers into the most diverse range of subjects
From the Archive The Professor of Creative Writing at UEA says Joseph Conrad got it right when he said that the sitting down is all. He chooses five books to help aspiring writers.
According to Graber, poetry demands that readers and thinkers slow down; just as a poem emerges through careful attention, it demands and recreates that kind of attention within the reader