Personal Advice

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Writing for The Point, Megan Marz explores the new “essayistic style” of advice columns and advice/fiction/memoir hybrids from writers such as Cary Tennis, Cheryl Strayed, Kristen Dombek, Heather Havrilesky, and Sheila Heti. Are these writers pioneering a “new literary genre”?


Kirstin Allio is currently a Howard Foundation Fellow at Brown University. Her story collection, Clothed, Female Figure comes out with Dzanc in 2016. Her novel, Garner (Coffee House), was a finalist for the LA Times Book Award for First Fiction. She has received the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” Award, a PEN/O. Henry Prize, and has published many short stories, poems, and essays. More from this author →