“Some mighty great journalism here. I just wish I had assigned more of it.”
–Graydon Carter, Editor, Vanity Fair
“When young editors (or aspiring editors) ask me where we find writers and
reporters at Esquire, I tell them that all you have to do is look. There is a wealth of young men and women doing ambitious journalism. Next Wave is both proof of that assertion and a blueprint for the generation that will follow these writers.”
–David Granger, Editor-in-Chief, Esquire
“And literary journalism was supposed to be dying? This collection is proof positive that ambitious, inspired non-fiction storytelling has life in it yet.”
–Adam Moss, Editor, New York
–Steve Weinberg, ASJA Monthly
“Even more than journalism as literature, it rips (and soars) as the truth about the way we live and tell each other who we are.”
–Terry McDonell, Editor, Sports Illustrated
“The work in this anthology has all the heft and ambition, and all the literary
fireworks, of the great anthologies of American journalism like Smiling Through the Apocalypse, which was sort of a bright and shining New Testament to me and ought to be in every reporter’s crusty-ass backpack. It’s still an apocalypse out there. Thank God we have gifted writers like these to show us how to grin and bear it.
–Jim Nelson, Editor-in-chief, GQ
“The collection of young writers in this anthology have the kind of talent that
inspires the next generation to tell great stories. They have ambition and brains and, thankfully, many, many years left of finding the kinds of gems that make us stop what we are doing for the sake of a good read.
–Chad Millman, Editor-in-Chief, ESPN The Magazine
“If you love writing, read Next Wave. Great writing. Great stories. Great book.”
–David Finkel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, The Good Soldiers
“A first-rate collection of literary journalism, edited by two masters of the form. These stories convincingly demonstrate that long-form narrative nonfiction has survived and flourished in the age of the Internet.”
–Barry Siegel, Pulitzer Prize-winner, chair of literary journalism program, the
University of California, Irvine.
“Next Wave is proof that the gift of telling true stories has been passed triumphantly into the hands of a new generation of storytellers.”
–Jon Franklin, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, author, Writing for Story
“Next Wave is a remarkable book, a worthy progeny to Intimate Journalism, the classic that has introduced so many students to narrative non-fiction writing. The talent and energy of the young writers included is nothing short of amazing. They have clearly absorbed the lessons of the legendary literary journalists who precede them. Full of detailed, often exhaustive reporting, these rich, textured and revelatory tales burst with drama and humanity. Next Wave is proof that this genre is the stuff of real journalism elevated to a distinctive art form and now embraced by new generation.”
–John Fennell, Meredith Chair, Missouri School of Journalism
“Many of these stories seem destined to become tomorrow’s classics.”
–Patsy Sims, Director, Goucher College MFA program in Creative Nonfiction
“Amid all the hand-wringing and nay-saying about the future of journalism, Next Wave offers abundant, compelling proof that non-fiction literature is fervently alive and well in the hands of a new generation of writers. This book is a worthy successor to such classics as Tom Wolfe’s anthology, The New Journalism.“
–Samuel G. Freedman, award-winning author, columnist, and professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
“Next Wave demonstrates again that literary journalism has survived from Mark Twain to the Internet because it helps us make sense of the world.”
–Norman Sims, Co-editor of Literary Journalism