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Tag Archives: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Full life, tight space? Consider narrative shorthand.

An interesting writing move recently caught my eye in Rosalind Bentley’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution profile of poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. For lack of a better name, I’ll call it the “narrative overview,” and I now see it everywhere. In Bentley’s profile, this overview is expressed as a litany of verbless sentences, each revealing — with brevity [...]

Amy Ellis Nutt and the wreck of the Lady Mary, Part 1

This is the third in an occasional series of line-by-lines with narrative writers and their work, adapted from a project called Annotation Tuesday! on Tumblr. Earlier, we featured the Tampa Bay Times‘ Michael Kruse and his story about a woman who disappeared inside her own home; and  Jon Franklin‘s classic “Mrs. Kelly’s Monster,” the inaugural winner of the [...]

Narrative journalism around the world: Argentina, Romania, Belgium and the Netherlands

America tends to get credit for adding narrative journalism to the literary canon. And there’s no doubt that the combination of timely reporting and timeless writing took on new and exciting forms in the U.S. in the second half of the 20th century. But that movement grew out of more than a thousand years of narrative [...]

García Marquez Foundation celebrates magic journalism in Latin America

The task of selecting the best Latin American journalism is becoming more difficult every year for the Iberoamerican Foundation for New Journalism (FNPI), founded by writer and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez. This year nearly a thousand pieces are competing for its print award, more than double the number that competed for the first award [...]