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  • Exploring the Literary Journalism of the Interwar Years in France, Germany, and England
    An xploration of how historical trends in narrative literary journalism in France, Germany, the U.S. and England of the interwar years reshaped the media landscape
  • The Lettered City
    How the Crónicas of Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora helped shape New Spain  *Editor’s note: This article is from our archives. It originally appeared in Literary Journalism vol. 14, no. 2 (2020).  In Latin America, the crónica is an historical matter. Everything starts with the Crónicas de Indias, a group of texts written by conquerors, soldiers and…

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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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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.