Meet the master practitioners of memoir, journalism and creative nonfiction who contributed exercises to Now Write! Nonfiction.
CONTRIBUTORS WITH SAMPLE EXERCISE
Paul Lisicky is the author of Lawnboy and Famous Builder. He’s taught in the graduate writing programs at Cornell, Sarah Lawrence, Fairfield, and Antioch Los Angeles. He currently teaches at NYU and in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark. He has two books forthcoming: The Burning House (novel, 2011) and Unbuilt Projects (short prose pieces, 2012.) Download his exercise: On Propriety, Or The Fear Of Looking Foolish.
Malina Saval was formerly Features Editor at Variety, where she covered film, TV, music and theater. She’s won two LA Press Club awards and is a board member of the LA Press Club. Saval wrote screenplays for Touchstone Pictures and Walt Disney Films. Her book,The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens was published in 2009 and she has appeared as a guest on such programs as NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” CBS Radio and the “Patt Morrison” show. Download her exercise: Permission to Eavesdrop.