Creative Nonfiction Resources
Two of my favorite writers are Barry Lopez and John McPhee, both of whom are "nature writers" who blur those lines between factual reporting and literary achievement. Annie Dillard is considered another. Loren Eiseley is a poet who did this brilliantly; even his essays are contemplative, poetical, and his memoirs, All the Strange Hours, is a terrific book. Gretel Ehrlich is another writer I recommend along these lines.
Some links, stumbled across, literarily reported herewith:
Some great creative nonfiction books to read:
John Berger: The Sense of Sight
Thomas Merton & Robert Lax: A Catch of Anti-Letters
John McPhee: Assembling California; Oranges; Basin & Range
Loren Eiseley: The Star Thrower
Barry Lopez: Arctic Dreams
Andre Malraux: Anti-Memoirs
Bruce Chatwin: The Songlines
Peter Matthiesen: The Snow Leopard
Just for starters.