Definition of nonfiction
: writing or cinema that is about facts and real events He prefers to read nonfiction rather than novels.
nonfictionalplay \ˌnän-ˈfik-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of nonfiction in a Sentence
He reads a lot of nonfiction.
Recent Examples of nonfiction from the Web
Adapted from a nonfiction book, and counting Jim Carrey among its producers, the series features fictionalized characters juxtaposed against a backdrop populated by real-life personalities.
Picture books and Easy Readers, children’s novels and nonfiction, and adult books are welcome.
The who's who of literary contributors to this timeless anthology of nonfiction essays includes Junot Díaz, Dagoberto Gilb, Francisco Goldman and Marjorie Agosín.
Her love of literature was strong, and her favorite books were historical nonfiction.
Titles for a twelve month period are chosen from books written by women authors and include contemporary fiction and nonfiction covering a wide range of social issues, classic works, historical fiction and biographies.
The June 2-3 event will feature more than 50 authors whose books cover a range of genres, including contemporary and historical fiction, nonfiction, self-help, inspirational, poetry, academics and children’s.
Adapted from William Knoedelseder’s nonfiction book of the same title, the show stars Michael Angarano, Clark Duke and Andrew Santino as some of the fictional comics vying for fame and attention.
If your reader is a little more of a left brainer and leans toward nonfiction, there's always The Iraq Study Group Report for a nice, light read.
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First Known Use of nonfiction
NONFICTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nonfiction for English Language Learners
: writing that is about facts or real events : all writing that is not fiction
NONFICTION Defined for Kids
Definition of nonfiction for Students
: writing that is about facts or real events
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