10 Essential Creative Nonfiction Titles: New, Newish, and Classic

Banner with 3 book covers: The Best of Brevity edited by Zoë Bossierea and Dinty W. Moore, Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong,

In the proliferation of year-end book roundups, journalistic nonfiction and novels dominate the lists. And there are usually a few memoirs, especially if the author is Barack Obama or Mariah Carey.

What often gets left out are collections of essays. And of course, if a book wasn’t published that year, it won’t make the cut.