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In den USA fördert das Nieman-Programm den erzählenden Journalismus - und empfiehlt diese Bücher:

Blumenthal, Joseph C. English 3200 With Writing Applications: A Programmed Course in Grammar and Usage, International Thomson Publishing, Fourth edition (1994)

Blundell, William E. The Art and Craft of Feature Writing, Plume (1988)

Burroway, Janet. Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft, Longman Publishers (2002)

Burroway, Janet. Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Fifth edition (1999)

Cheney, Theodor. Writing Creative Nonfiction, Writers Digest Books (1987)

Field, Syd. Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, DTP Publishers, Third edition (1984)

Field, Syd. The Screenwriter's Workbook, DTP Publishers (1988)

Forche, Carolyn and Philip Gerard, eds. Writing Creative Nonfiction, Story Press

Franklin, Jon. Writing for Story, Plume, Reprint edition (1994)

Gardner, John. The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers, Vintage, Reissue edition (1991)

Hale, Constance. Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose, Broadway (1999)

Hart, Jack. A Writer's Coach: An Editor's Guide to Words That Work, Pantheon (2006)

LeGuin, Ursula. Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew, Eighth Mountain Press (1998)

MacAuley, Robie and George Lanning. Technique in Fiction, Writer's Library / St. Martin's Press (1990)

Meredith, Robert C. and John D. Fitzgerald. Structuring Your Novel - From Basic Idea to Finished Manuscript, Perennial (1990) 

O'Conner, Patricia T. Woe is I, Riverhead Books, Expanded edition (2003)   Buy at

O'Conner, Patricia T. Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About Writing, Harvest Books (2000) 

Scanlan, Christopher. Reporting and Writing: Basics for the 21st Century, Oxford University Press (1999)

Stewart, James B. "Follow the Story: How to Write Successful Nonfiction," Simon & Schuster (1998)

Strunk Jr., William and E. B. White. Elements of Style, Pearson Higher Education, Fourth edition (1999)

Vogler, Christopher. The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers and Screenwriters, Michael Wiese Productions (1999)

Zinsser, William. On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, HarperResource (2001)

Anthologies of Narrative Journalism

Atwan, Robert, series editor. Best American Essays, annual series, Houghton Mifflin Co. Eggers, Dave, ed. "Best American Nonrequired Reading," Houghton Mifflin Co. (2002)

Garlock, David, editor. Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories, Iowa State University Press (1998)

Harrington, Walt. Intimate Journalism: The Art and Craft of Reporting Everyday Life, Sage Publications (1997)

Howarth, William L. The John McPhee Reader, Farrar Straus Giroux (1985)

Kerrane, Kevin and Ben Yagoda. The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism, Scribner (1998)

Klement, Alice and Caroline Matalene, eds. Telling Stories/Taking Risks: Journalism Writing at the Century's Edge, Wadsworth Publishing (1997)

Kramer, Mark and Norm Sims. Literary Journalism, Ballantine Books (1995)

Lewis, Anthony, ed. Written Into History: Pulitzer Prize Reporting of the Twentieth Century from the New York Times, Times Books (2001)

McPhee, John and Carol Rigolot, eds. The Princeton Anthology of Writing, Princeton University Press (2001)

Poynter Institute, eds. Best Newspaper Writing, annual series, Bonus Books

American Society of Magazine Editors. The Best American Magazine Writing, annual series, Harper Collins

Sims, Patsy. Literary Nonfiction: Learning by Example, Oxford University Press (2001)Critical Issues in Narrative Journalism

Berner, R. Thomas. The Literature of Journalism: Text and Context, Strata Publishing Company (1999)

Black, Jay, Bob Steele, Ralph Barney (The Poynter Institute). Doing Ethics in Journalism: A Handbook in Case Studies, Pearson Allyn & Bacon, Third edition (1998)

Hartsock, John. A History of American Literary Journalism: The Emergence of a Modern Narrative Form, University of Massachusetts Press (2001)

Lehman, Daniel. Matters of Fact: Reading Nonfiction over the Edge (The Theory and Interpretation of Narrative), Ohio University Press (1997)

Sims, Norman, ed. Literary Journalism in the 20th Century, Oxford University Press (1990)

Book-Length Works of Narrative Nonfiction

Als, Hilton. The Women, Noonday Press (1998)

Blais, Madeleine and Geneve Oberholzer. The Heart is an Instrument, University of Massachusetts Press (1992)

Caro, Robert. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Random House (1975)

Collins, Jim. The Last Best League, DeCapo Press (2004)

Ehrenreich, Barbara and Arlie Hochschild, eds. Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy, Owl Books (2004)

Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures, Farrar Straus and Giroux (1998)

French, Thomas and Julie Rubenstein, ed. South of Heaven: Welcome to High School at the End of Twentieth Century, Pocket Books (1996)

Gourevitch, Philip. We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda, Picador (1999)

Greene, Melissa Fay. Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster, Harcourt (2003)

Halberstam, David and John S. McCain. The Best and the Brightest, Modern Library (2001)

Hemingway, Ernest. Death in the Afternoon, Scribner (1996)

Hochschild, Adam. Finding the Trapdoor, Syracuse University Press (1999)   Buy at

Hochschild, Adam. King Leopold's Ghost, Houghton Mifflin Co. (1999)

Hochschild, Arlie. The Commercialization of Intimate Life: Notes from Home and Work, University of California Press (2003)

Kramer, Mark. Travels with a Hungry Bear, Houghton Mifflin Co. (1996)

LeBlanc, Adrian. Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx, Scribner (2003)

Lehman, Daniel. John Reed and the Writing of Revolution, Ohio University Press (2002)

Lemann, Nicholas. Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy, Farrar Straus and Giroux (2000)

Ruben. Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail, Picador USA (2002)

Orlean, Susan. The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People, Random House Trade Paperbacks (2002)

Power, Samantha. A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, Perennial (2003)

Rhodes, Richard. Looking For America, Viking Press (1980)

Rodriguez, Richard. Brown: The Last Discovery of America, Penguin USA (2003)

Barry. Actual Innocence, Ballantine Books (2001)

Williams, Patricia. The Alchemy of Race and Rights, Harvard University Press (1992)

The Art of Writing

Dillard, Annie. The Writing Life, Perennial (1990)

Goldberg, Natalie. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, Shambala Books (1986)

King, Stephen. On Writing, Scribner (2002)

Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anchor Books (1995)    

The New York Times, and Darnton, John (introduction). Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from The New York Times, New York Times (2002)


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