Peter Hessler

Peter Hessler

Peter Hessler is an American writer and journalist. He has written three books about China and a recent collection of reportage, Strange Stones. He won the 2008 National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting, and in 2011 received a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. He is currently based in Cairo, and is a staff writer at the New Yorker

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The Best Narrative Nonfiction, recommended by Peter Hessler

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. He chooses the best of narrative nonfiction.

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