"Not many on earth who can slide between
Lou Reed and Erma Bombeck and be
this consistently funny."
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Above Us Only Sky, Marion Winik

"Full of surprises, revelations, wild, wise connctions." -Naomi Shihab Nye

3/1/23: Banned from Bumble! My new column for the Baltimore Fishbowl tells all. Also, people seemed to enjoy my WaPo review of Prince Harry's audiobook. Other audiobook recommendations: here, and here.

12/22/22: This past month I interviewed Cara Ober, the founding editor of Bmore Art, wrote a  review of The Easy Life, by Marguerite Duras for the Washington Post, and spoke with the very cool indie filmmaker Hal Hartley about his first novel, for Kirkus Reviews.

11/25/2022: What to read? I can help. On The Weekly Reader podcast I recommend a pair of books a week. Recently: Rabia Chaudry and Ayad Akhtar, Julia Glass and Bruce Holsinger, Barbara Kingsolver and Jonathan Escoffery. Flip through the website to find literally hundreds of shows, four minutes each. Subscribe with any podcast app.

10/8/2022: Just got home from twelve days in Vietnam. Read my travel journal, with lots of photos, on Baltimore Fishbowl. 

12/17/20: On LitHub, Six Book Critics Walk Into a Zoom to Talk About Autofiction, A Totally Fictional Story by Marion Winik Featuring a Martin Amis Cameo.

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Browse the Bohemian Rhapsody archive — running since 2011 on Baltimore Fishbowl.

Marion's "Lives" columns for The New York Times Magazine: "Grand Theft Litho" and "A Mother of A Certain Age".

An archive of Marion's commentaries for All Things Considered.

Lots more essays and articles in the links archive and work archive.


The Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

"Every sentence is a marvel." –Ann Patchett

The Weekly Reader on WYPR-FM with Marion Winik and Lisa Morgan

Listen live Wednesdays at 2:33 pm, or play the podcast anytime at The Weekly Reader.

The Big Book of the Dead, Audio

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