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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 [...]

Student, Teacher, Mentor, Memoir

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Memoirville recommends… an interview with Tom Grimes on Bookslut.
Tom Grimes writes a portrait of one of his teachers, Frank Conroy, author of the great memoir Stop-Time and director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop for many years. His new book, Mentor: A Memoir, is Grimes’ memoir told through his relationship to Conroy. Grimes [...]

“Believe in the Story”: Difficult Truths from Vivian Gornick

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Memoirville recommends… an interview with Vivian Gornick on The Rumpus.
How does an author write about real events and real people in an honest, poignant way without hurting people’s feelings along the way? That’s the heart and soul of this interview with Gornick, in which she talks with interviewer Sari Botton about how she approaches the [...]

Memoir Meets Journalism; An Interview with Mac McClelland

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Memoirville recommends… an interview with Mac McClelland on The Rumpus.
McClelland is author of the memoir For Us Surrender is Out of the Question, a story about her time spent abroad in Thailand. Her book moves outside of a personal journey story, where most memoirs remain, and into the history and current atrocities committed by the [...]

Memoirville recommends… On the Oustskirts of Normal by Debra Monroe

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Memoirville recommends… an interview on Bookslut with Debra Monroe, author of a new memoir entitled On the Outskirts of Normal: Forging a Family Against the Grain.
Monroe’s memoir is her story of motherhood, transracial adoption, unstable relationships, and life in rural Texas. This interview focuses on storytelling, genre, and the struggles of autobiographical writing. The author [...]

Ray Bradbury in The Paris Review

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

SMITH recommends…this short interview with Ray Bradbury in The Paris Review.
I love this interview; among other offerings from Bradbury, he helps me understand how my partner goes to the Brooklyn Public Library to return two books and comes back with ten. Read Bradbury’s thoughts on libraries, college, the importance of following your own instincts, [...]

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