Fiction vs Nonfiction
Peter Matthiessen walks us through his adventures in non-fiction: from early writing for The New Yorker, and the daring act of writing Far Tortuga, through the investigative work on the case of Leonard Peltier resulting in the book In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.
Recorded at the Novel in the Americas Conference held at the University of Colorado.
Peter Matthiessen was an American author and founder and editor of The Paris Review. He is best known for his books, The Snow Leopard, (Winner of the 1978 National Book Award) Far Tortuga, At Play in Fields of the Lord, and In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. He passed away in 2014.