Cameron Dezen Hammon discusses her debut memoir, THIS IS MY BODY.
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Diane Seuss discusses her most recent collection, STILL LIFE WITH TWO DEAD PEACOCKS AND A GIRL.
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Danielle Trussoni discusses her new memoir,
The Fortress, black magic, the cult of marriage, and the dark side of storytelling. ...more
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Mila Jaroniec talks about her debut novel
Plastic Vodka Bottle Sleepover,” writing autofiction, the surprising similarity between selling sex toys and selling books, and the impact of having a baby on editing. ...more
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Margery Kempe, a 15th century mother-of-14 visited by religious visions whose autobiography is considered among the first in the English language, has just gained significant cred. For the first time, historians have been able to verify significant parts of her account, by way of a newly discovered letter apparently written by her son. It has […]
About twenty of us met in a Muir Woods parking lot on a cool, grey Thursday morning. We hiked up a hill for a mile or so, through Coastal Redwoods, ending up on a dusty road with only a mailbox as a signpost. ...more
Isnael felt spirits. That was how he first realized he had a calling, and that it was Santería. ...more