Autobiography in Truth and Fiction: Rachel Cusk

Autobiography in Truth and Fiction: Rachel Cusk in conversation with Catherine Temma Davidson by Sarah Glazer Rachel Cusk has been called by the New York Times “One of the smartest writers alive.” Her novels and nonfiction explore the great themes of our lives: marriage, motherhood, relationships, the tensions in the lives of women between private […]

Writing about our Mothers-and Others: Panel Discussion

by Jenny McPhee Our panelists will discuss the challenges of writing—in memoir and fiction—about our mothers and others who are close to us. Lyndall Gordon is the biographer of Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, and Mary Wollstonecraft, among others, and is writing a memoir of her relationship with her mother. Katie Hafner, healthcare writer for The […]

Writing Family Memoir: Nancy K. Miller, Andrea Stuart, Alba Arikha

Jewish ancestors escaping pogroms in turn-of-the century Russia, white plantation slave owners and black slaves in 17th century Barbados, coming of age in the literary-artistic mileu of 1980s Paris. Three authors discuss the challenges involved in their recently completed family memoirs. In the award-winning What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, Nancy K. Miller […]