Creative Nonfiction

This is a course in factual writing and what has become known as literary non-fiction, emphasizing writing and including several reading assignments from the work of John McPhee and others. Enrollment is limited to 16 second-year students, by application only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:

Go to for application instructions. For the writing sample, submit whatever you consider to be your best work, from any source, written since you came to Princeton, including, if you like, a new piece written for the application. Application deadline is 12 noon on Friday, November 15, 2019.




Mondays, 1:30-4:20 PM


John McPhee