*NOTE: This article was written for Monkey Reads a Book by Jason, a writer for said blog
In the book realm, Norman Mailer coined the term “Nonfiction Novel” to describe his masterpiece The Executioner’s Song. Later works on Marilyn Monroe and Lee Harvey Oswald could be similarly tagged. To be fair though, the first example of the category is Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. Capote just didn’t have the ego/audacity to call it a whole new genre of literature and take credit for inventing it. Author and essayist Tom Wolfe placed In Cold Blood in an altogether different sub-genre, "Pornoviolence", a bit unfairly I would say.