Literary Journalism: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors


Literary journalism, a specific type of "new" journalism, utilizes descriptive detail, realistic dialogue, and dramatic literary techniques to enliven nonfiction reporting. Features of literary journalism have been employed for centuries, and thus it is misleading to call it "new." The entries in this reference provide biographical information and critical commentary on literary journalists and editors ranging from Daniel Defoe to Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain to Truman Capote, Joseph Wambaugh, and Bill Moyers. Entries frequently include quotations that exemplify the critical response to the journalist's work, and the volume closes with a bibliography.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1996


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