Friday, May 15, 2009

Now I know why ...

... Roy Peter Clark's old column on nonfiction and memoirs (see blog entry below) is on the Nieman Narrative Digest's site.

It's because of this piece, a memoir featured by the Nieman folks written by a mother about her son's battle with autism, called "The Monster Inside My Son." Apparently the Nieman staff got into a deep discussion about whether this is nonfiction journalism or something else.

I haven't read the notes on their discussion or the piece yet, but plan to. Meanwhile if anyone else does, let me know what you think.