Interviews Archive

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.

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.

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.

Interview: Neal Pollack, author of Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Neal Pollack, once caustic, cynical, and jaded, found yoga and a new approach to living his life. The accounts of his experiences are found in his new memoir, Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude.

Interview: Koren Zailckas, author of Fury: A Memoir

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Read an interview with Koren Zailckas about her new memoir, Fury. Zailckas talks through the process of writing about her anger and rage and how it affected her personal relationships.

Interview: Micah Toub, author of Growing Up Jung

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

An interview with Micah Toub in which he talks about writing his memoir along with the principles of Jungian psychology that his parents embedded in him as a child.

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