Journalism in the twentieth century was marked by the rise of literary journalism. Sims traces more than a century of its history, examining the cultural connections, competing journalistic schools of thought, and innovative writers that have given literary journalism its power. Seminal examples of the genre provide ample context and background for the study of this style of journalism.
Norman H. Sims is a professor of journalism at the University of Massachusetts, the editor of The Literary Journalists and Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century, and the co-editor with Mark Kramer of Literary Journalism. Ted Conover is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.