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Interview: Kristin Kimball, author of The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Kristin Kimball talks to Edward Lovett about leaving her life in Manhattan to start a farm in upstate New York. She discusses her writing models, farming models, and the importance of the sustainable agriculture community.

Megan Stack Talks War Reporting with The Rumpus

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Memoirville recommends… an interview with Megan Stack on The Rumpus.
Stack is author of the book, Every Man In This Village Is A Liar, a memoir that recounts the six years she spent as a reporter in the Middle East. She speaks with interviewer Michelle Orange about war reporting, the complexities of truth in journalism, and [...]

Interview: Vanessa Davis, author of Make Me a Woman

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Vanessa Davis, author of the recently released anthology, Make Me a Woman, talks to SMITH about creating comics, her tools, and how she portrays those closest to her.

Rock Memoirs and Keith Richards’ Life

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Memoirville recommends… a short piece on The Millions about the “Rock Memoir,” its downfalls, and more specifically, Keith Richards’ new memoir, Life, co-written with James Fox.

Interview: Mark Vonnegut, M.D., author of Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Mark Vonnegut, M.D., author of the new memoir Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So, talks about why he writes memoir and what he learned from his father.

Old School: “Papernick the Book Peddler”

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Before downloadable e-books and Amazon’s computer-generated recommendations, there was good, old-fashioned hand-selling of books, the preferred method of Jonathan Papernick. The author of three books, most recently a collection of short stories, There Is No Other, Papernick has taken on the alter-ego of ‘Papernick the Book Peddler’ to promote his books in face-to-face interactions during [...]

Remembering My First: Roald Dahl’s Boy

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The first memoir I remember reading was Roald Dahl’s Boy: Tales of Childhood. As a girl in Los Angeles in the early nineties, I was not particularly interested in the life of Dahl as a boy living in Britain in the twenties, but I had decided that I had to read every Roald Dahl book [...]

Let’s Not Mince Words: Bill Clegg & Darin Strauss On Memoirs and Media

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Bill Clegg and Darin Strauss find each other in conversation again about their memoirs, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and Half a Life.

Exploring Narratives: Melissa Febos & Sara Marcus Talk Writing

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart, and Sara Marcus, author of Girls to the Front, talk to each other about their books, narratives, and writing openly and honestly.

Interview: Phoebe Potts, author of Good Eggs

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Interviewer Rachel Lehmann-Haupt talks with Phoebe Potts about her new graphic memoir, Good Eggs, in which she draws and writes about her odyssey through fertility problems and making a family.

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