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 […]
by Jenny McPhee Join us for the launch party for Maggie Gee’s Virginia Woolf in Manhattan and Lyndall Gordon’s Divided Lives: Dreams of a Mother and Daughter.
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 […]
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 […]
This launch of a book of memorial essays, edited by Hilary Spurling and Carole Angier, about biographer (and Salon founder) Diane Middlebrook will feature several distinguished writers and friends of Diane who contributed to this book.