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Welcome to the new home of Literary Journalism, the newsletter of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies!

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  • The Footprints in the Text
    How do we keep an eye on process behind the product of literary journalism? I should start by acknowledging that I came to literary journalism studies per se (hereafter LJS) through something of a side-door:  from American Studies, where I had been most recently writing about police power. And aside from an unabashedly partisan stint…

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  • Finding a New Normal
    Technology and grit are the keys to pandemic-era narrative nonfiction I am a literary journalist, a narrative nonfiction writer. But I am also, for want of a better term, a “cultural anthropologist without portfolio.” (The “portfolio” I am without is a university degree in that subject.) What I do, what I have done for my…

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  • The Domestication of Disaster
    A writer reflects on the challenges of covering environmental catastrophe in longform *Editor’s note: This article is from our archives. It originally appeared in Literary Journalism vol. 15, no. 1 (2021).  When my book Hazelwood came out in June last year, it was born into a world much-changed from the one it had been conceived…

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  • New Insights on Orwell as a Literary Journalist
    George Orwell is one of the most researched authors on the planet. But immerse yourself in the man’s life and writings and new insights emerge. Since becoming a sub-editor on my local newspaper in Nottingham in 1970, and being inspired by George Orwell, the wonderfully creative and radical, committed journalist, I had always wanted to…

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  • Introducing Our 2022 Conference Host: Universidad Alberto Hurtado
    Chile has a rich history of high education. Universidad de Chile and Universidad Católica are among the most prestigious institutions in the continent. But there is a wide and high-quality offer, both in regional state universities and private ones, many of which are in the hands of Catholic denominations. Such is the case of our…

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From the Archives

Below each issue of the IALJS newsletter are commendable examples of literary journalism, some of which may be mentioned in the issue.