Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer.

Mark Kramer is Professor of Clinical Practice in Narrative Journalism and writer-in-residence in Boston University’s journalism department, and founding director of the Power of Narrative Conference, now heading for its 20th year. He co-authored two leading textbooks/readers on narrative nonfiction: Telling True Stories and Literary Journalism, and is finishing up a book for fellow professionals about writing narrative nonfiction. He’s written four books: Mother Walter and the Pig Tragedy,Three Farms, Invasive Procedures, and Travels with a Hungry Bear, and has written for the New Times Sunday Magazine, National Geographic, The Atlantic Monthly among other periodicals. He was writer-in-residence at Smith College and was writer-in-residence and founding director of the Nieman Program on Narrative Journalism at Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation.  He leads the “kitchen workshop” for mid-career nonfiction writers with longform projects. His website is  He’s helped found conferences in London ( and in Bergen, Norway (, among others.

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