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Podcast: Episode 22, The Case for Narrative Non-fiction

Not a fan of non-fiction reads? In this episode, Marina talks about some of her most-loved narrative non-fiction books and makes a pitch for why you should give the genre a go.

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These unique books interweave various literary techniques into true stories and create gripping accounts of a person, event, or issue, and often leaves its readers feeling as though they were reading works of fiction. Warning: these books can be compulsively readable.

Mentioned this episode: Rebecca Skloot - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Jared Diamond - Guns, Germs, and Steel; Collapse; The World Until Yesterday Steven Pinker - The Better Angels of Our Nature Peter Pomerantsev - This Is Not Propaganda; Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible Adam M. Grant - Think Again Sherry Turkle - Reclaiming Conversation.

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About the Podcast

A new podcast by where we explore the world through words! Join Marina Mahathir weekly as she talks about the books she loves, share insights about them, and sometimes, chat with other interesting book lovers.

Whether you have interest in the lives of historical figures, or want to learn about French cooking, join us as we flip through books based on the many genres and themes – proving that there truly is a book for everyone!

Last updated: 10 Nov 2021

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