Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunday Salon: Nonfiction...or Not?

Fiction? Or Nonfiction?

I was very happy to be selected to serve on a panel to help select the Cybils winner for nonfiction picture books this year.

Little did I know how complicated the task would be. I thought I knew what nonfiction was. I think I do know what nonfiction is. But I need an official definition or clear guidelines so that I can easily differentiate between fiction and nonfiction.

I need help.


  1. I think it's especially complicated when books have elements of both. and that does seem to happen a lot with picture books. Maybe you can ask the Cybils people themselves for some guidance.

    Meanwhile! You just won 11 nonfiction books at my blog! The post won't go up until tonight or tomorrow, but if you'll email me your address, I can pass it on to Hachette.

  2. I'm a person who never wins anything, so it seems quite amazing!

    Thank you so much!


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