A conversation with Judith Barrington
Writing becomes a safe space for difficult memories. An interview with the winner of the $1,000 "Childhood" essay contest!
The good, the bad, and the biting truth: the writing in this issue is what creative nonfiction is all about.
Fifteen contemporary writers of creative nonfiction discuss the nonfiction books they remember best from childhood and which influenced them as writers.
As the snow falls ever heavier and the temperature drops ever lower in the author's hometown, she ventures out into a world of white.
Married for twenty years, happily divorced for six, the author vowed never to wed again—except in the role of officiant.
"Inside these pages, you will meet 20 people who are living with mental illness. Be prepared to recognize yourself."
"I believe that one of the most important tools we have for combating the stigma of mental illness—by fostering empathy and understanding and helping people appreciate others’ experiences more fully and compassionately—is telling true stories."
Now available from In Fact Books: Show Me All Your Scars more
New York Times obituary writer Margalit Fox has the last word
"I can’t think about my mother, who is dying slowly and furiously. My grief is an unpacked box of sharp pieces stacked in a dark storeroom; I lug around a catalog of unfinished business."