This is especially true if I don’t know the author.
But reading nonfiction essays online is a quick way to learn which authors you like.
There are many moving and important essays by James Baldwin.
This one uses the lens of religion to explore the Black American experience and sexuality.
But she doesn’t know exactly what that inheritance is.
Ford describes the experience of getting to know her father after he’s been in prison for almost all of her life.
But there are great nonfiction essays available for free all over the Internet.
From contemporary to classic writers and personal essays to researched ones—here are 25 of my favorite nonfiction essays you can read today.
They are still present particularly in older works but they are often muted so as not to overshadow the information within the work.
Simplicity, clarity and directness are some of the most important considerations when producing nonfiction.