T.J. Stiles—Writing Nonfiction Like a Novel

Researching that sprawling nonfiction book project, but finding yourself bogged down in the narrative?

Every great nonfiction book, from biography to academic tome to travelogue to memoir, needs the same arc, the same tension found in great fiction. But how to unearth the through-lines of your masterpiece? Back by popular demand is Litquake's Master Class Mixer with two-time Pulitzer Prize recipient, T.J. Stiles. Called “a superb researcher” by the Washington Post, Stiles recently won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History for Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America. He is also the winner of the 2010 Pulitzer for Biography and the 2009 National Book Award for Nonfiction for The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. A Guggenheim fellow, he has taught creative nonfiction at Columbia. 

Classes are limited to just 15 students, lasts for three hours, and concludes with a reception for the author.

For each Master Class Mixer, we reserve the right to cancel at any time and issue a full refund or credit to a later class. If you are unable to attend your class, please emailinfo@litquake.org at least seven days prior to receive a refund or credit, minus a $25 service charge.