"Underwood has written a carefully researched volume on practitioners of both journalism and novel writing from 1700 to almost the present day....Highly Recommended."
- M.W. Cox, University of Pittsburgh, Choice
"[A] thorough and meticulous work"
American Journalism, Madeleine Blais, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
"...students and general readers will find much to admire about the book...Underwood's anecdotal flair, coupled with his conversational prose style, is congenial and informative."
-Jack Vespa, nbol-19.org
Literary journalism is a rich field of study that has played an important role in the creation of the English and American literary canons. In this original study, Underwood focuses on the notable journalists-turned-novelists found at the margins of fact and fiction.