Nonfiction Related Quotes



My work was entirely nonfiction.

Laura Hillenbrand


Please, no matter how we advance technologically , please don't abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book." (Acceptance speech, National Book Award 2010 (Nonfiction), November 17, 2010)

Patti Smith


I feel like I'm almost ready to write fiction about the border. But even after 10 years of writing nonfiction about it, I don't think I know quite enough to do it right.

William T. Vollmann


“I asked Kevin, is this narrative or nonfiction? He said 'Yes. This is what interested him and this is totally, like, an experience.”

Mike Plante


I need to tell the things that are important but which don't make sense in terms of the narrative, things that would destroy symmetry or narrative pace. This is my personal belief about what it means to write nonfiction.

Akhil Sharma


I always want to read Gore Vidal's nonfiction. Because everything he writes is an essay and it's worth reading.

Frederick Busch