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Mark Kramer

Boston University
Writer and Professor of Narrative Nonfiction
Mark Kramer is Professor of Clinical Practice in Narrative Journalism and writer-in-residence in Boston University's journalism department, and founding director of the Power of Narrative Conference, now in its 20th year. He has co-edited two leading texbook/readers on narrative nonfiction: Telling True Stories, and Literary Journalism.  He's finishing up a handbook about revision for storytelling journalists.  He's written four books: Mother Walter and the Pig Tragedy, Three Farms, Invasive Procedures, and Travels with a Hungry Bear. Kramer has written for the NY Times Sunday Magazine, National Geographic, the Atlantic Monthly and other periodicals. He's been writer-in-residence in American Studies at Smith College, and writer-in-residence and founding director of the Nieman Program on Narrative Journalism at Harvard University. Kramer leads a "kitchen workshop" for professional writers with book projects. He's helped found ongoing narrative conferences in Amsterdam, Bergen (Norway), and London.  His website is www.tellingtruestories.com.