Interviews Archive

Interview: Gail Caldwell, author of Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Read an inspiring interview with Gail Caldwell about her memoir, Let’s Take the Long Way Home. She talks honestly and openly about what it was like to write about her friendship with Caroline Knapp and how she coped with her death.

Interview: Edward Ugel, author of I’m With Fatty: Losing Fifty Pounds in Fifty Miserable Weeks

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Edward Ugel writes with pointed humor and frank honesty about his weight-loss journey in his new memoir, I’m With Fatty.

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 [...]

Interview: Harriet Brown, author of Brave Girl Eating

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Harriet Brown writes a memoir about watching her daughter, Kitty, fall into the deadly traps of anorexia, and details how she and her family are still working toward recovery.

“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 [...]

Interview: Rachel Shukert, author of Everything Is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Read an interview with Rachel Shukert, author of the hilarious memoir about her post-collegiate years traveling through Europe.

Interview: Beth Raymer, author of Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

The new gambling memoir by Beth Raymer tells the story of how she ended up working as a professional gambler in Vegas–after waitressing, stripping, and running a porn site, among other things–and finally follows her into her life as a writer.

Interview: Randall Lane, author of The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the Decade Wall Street Went Insane

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Randall Lane’s memoir follows a life of profligate spending to losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a matter of years; The Zeroes is Lane’s personal, insider take on Wall Street’s collapse.

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 [...]

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