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Flynn Meaney: Writers on Writing

“If you can come up with some elaborate descriptive phrase or musical combination of words no one else could possibly come up with, congratulations. But that doesn’t mean you should use it.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: November 19, 2015

Ruth Reichl: Dig in

Ruth Reichl’s memoirs read like narrative fiction. Now her first novel is on the way.

By Christine Clark | Published: November 18, 2015

Fear not, Mary Karr.

Mary Karr is the boss of memoir. But she operates without fear when it comes to self-expression. We noticed that in our interview and the media blitz around her new book “The Art of Memoir.”

By Alicia Anstead, Editor-in-Chief | Published: November 11, 2015

War zones and writing that heals

Veteran’s Day honors members of the military who have served in times of war and peace. These stories honor their journeys.

By Julia Aparicio, Editorial Associate | Published: November 11, 2015

Tim O’Brien: The things he carries

For Tim O’Brien, the Vietnam War has remained a crucible in his fiction, but the power of imagination and memory, and ‘our elusive interior worlds,’ loom large too.

By Jack Smith | Published: November 10, 2015