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1. The category of literature, drama, film, or other creative work, including essays, expository prose, and documentaries, whose content is based on fact and is not imagined.
a. Works in this category: I've read her novels but not her nonfiction.
b. A work in this category: the nonfictions of V.S. Naipaul.

non·fic′tion, non·fic′tion·al adj.


1. (Library Science & Bibliography) writing dealing with facts and events rather than imaginative narration
2. (Library Science & Bibliography) (modifier) relating to or denoting nonfiction
nonˈfictional adj
nonˈfictionally adv


(nɒnˈfɪk ʃən)

literature comprising works that are not fictional.
non•fic′tion•al, adj.
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Noun1.nonfiction - prose writing that is not fictional
article - nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
prose - ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
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A Literature of Questions: Nonfiction for the Critical Child
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com)-- BHC Press announced today they have signed a multi-genre ten-book publishing contract with bestselling YA and nonfiction author Shelley Wilson.
As I talked a bit about earlier, and particularly with nonfiction, I've been exposed to such a wide variety of topics and have learned so much as a by-product of illustration, it's a wonderful (and unexpected) bonus to an already really fun and rewarding job
Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Nonfiction Writing, K-3.
In "Making Nonfiction from Scratch" children's book author Ralph Fletcher draws upon his many years of experience and expertise to offer a candid critique of how nonfiction writing is often taught in schools and gives teachers the inspiration and strategies they need to help their students write authentic nonfiction.
Making Nonfiction from Scratch offers a thought-provoking critique of how nonfiction writing is taught in schools, and also provides teachers with new options to teaching differently to elicit passion and insights from your aspiring writers.
In 2012, the field of literary nonfiction again found itself in turmoil, thanks to another public controversy about the poetic license--or just plain license--taken by putatively factual text.
Creative nonfiction is aware of the blurry lines between insides and outsides, and relishes the haze, but does not pretend to ignore the differences as the subject (the "I") bounces in and out, restlessly bringing the reader along for the journey.
Narrative Paths" reveals the important role that travel played as a frame in these modernist fictions as well as the crucial ways that nonfiction travel narratives appropriated fictional strategies.
Boys outpace girls in reading nonfiction at every grade level--but even boys are far below the nonfiction reading goals set by National Assessment of Educational Progress, according to a report on reading by Renaissance Learning.
Losure's first nonfiction book turns a mysterious scientific case about a feral boy into an enjoyable story about the human spirit.