Creative Nonfiction

The Grey Album

On the Blackness of Blackness
Kevin Young

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2012

The first work of prose by the brilliant poet Kevin Young, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

The House of the Pain of Others

Chronicle of a Small Genocide
Julián Herbert; Translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney

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2019

A brilliant work of historical excavation with profound echoes in an age redolent with violence and xenophobia
 

In Search of Civilization

Remaking a Tarnished Idea
John Armstrong

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2011

A self-effacing, humane and unparanoid call to change our wealthy yet often barbaric world for the better.

The Last Englishmen

Love, War, and the End of Empire
Deborah Baker

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2018

A sumptuous biographical saga, both intimate and epic, about the waning of the British Empire in India
 

Leaving Orbit

Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Margaret Lazarus Dean

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2015
Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it

 

The Making of the American Essay

Edited by John D'Agata

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2016
The highly anticipated final volume in A New History of the Essay, John D’Agata’s landmark trilogy on the essay

Neck Deep and Other Predicaments

Essays
Ander Monson

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2007

An innovative and engaging nonfiction debut by "an original new voice" (Publishers Weekly) and the second winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

The Needle's Eye

Passing through Youth
Fanny Howe

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2016

A meditation on time, violence, and chance by “one of America’s most dazzling poets” (O, The Oprah Magazine)

Notes from No Man's Land

American Essays
Eula Biss

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2009
"Eula Biss's Notes from No Man's Land is the most accomplished book of essays anyone has written or published so far in the twenty-first century." —Kyle Minor, Salon

On Immunity

An Inoculation
Eula Biss

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2015
A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book of the Year, now in paperback

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