Biographies are a dime a dozen, but Pulitzer Prize—winning nonfiction writer Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains—the story of renegade physician and Partners in Health cofounder Paul Farmer—stands out. Kidder is the type of writer that can teach the rest of us writers something real and, luckily, he’s written a new book, along with magazine and book editor Richard Todd, that does just that. Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction distills the stories and advice that developed from years of practice. Tracy Kidder talks about good prose on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7pm. 415.927.0960.