Fiction or Non-Fiction? Some Writers Don't Have to Choose

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Last week, the New York Times Magazine ran a profile on Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of the phenomenon of a book Eat, Pray Love. Gilbert, who will be releasing a novel in October, is now being questioned as to whether she can be taken seriously as a fiction writer, or whether she'll always be viewed as a self-help guru and chick-lit sensation. The ability to go seamlessly and successfully from fiction to nonfiction or vice versa is indeed a talent. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite authors who have perfected the one-two step of switching genres.

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