Oh Canada! More on the Origins of CNF
September 1, 2015 § 3 Comments
Brevity editor Dinty W. Moore thought he was pretty clever when he traced the origins of the term “creative nonfiction” all the way back to 1969, but William Bradley and Christian Exoo are not only equally clever, they also (Exoo is a librarian, Bradley is just real smart) are better researchers, so they’ve traced the term all the way back to 1944 and wait for it: Canada.
You can and should read the nitty-gritty details over at the Creative Nonfiction site, but stay tuned. We suspect someone is going to come along any day now and trace the term back to Ancient Greece.