Tom Robbins, beloved for his novels, makes the leap to memoir.
“When I think of my memoir, I ask, what are the different layers that will help create an experience? I want you to be immersed in my world.”
A grandson’s memoir presents a softer, gentler side of a baseball legend.
Monica Wood talks about writing novels, researching personal stories and growing up in Mexico, Maine, the setting of her memoir.
Lucy Knisley presents food in a way that may whet your appetite for graphic novels.
As Bahadur, a journalist, set out to discover the lost story of her ancestry, she realized her great-grandmother’s narrative was not unique; it was “emblematic.”
Ward found out the hard way that writing memoir is a very different experience from creating fiction, and that it is something she’ll never attempt again. Memoirists and novelists alike will find something of value in Ward’s thoughts on her latest work.
“I wanted to smoke in a left Bank café,” Miller says. “I wanted to be sophisticated and daring, nothing like my nice-Jewish-girl self and her nice Jewish parents from whom I longed to escape.” What she found in Paris, however, was a deeper connection to her parents – and a sense that liberté may lie elsewhere.
Two agents and publishing veterans share insider tips for pitching in this popular genre.