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The Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

"Every sentence is a marvel." –Ann Patchett

2/8/20: Jane and I went to Spain! Read about it in the February column on Baltimore Fishbowl. 

1/8/20: The Big Book of the Dead, out in paperback and audio, was reviewed in the Washington Post, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and at PaperbackParis

1/8/20: My book reviews and author interviews are linked on the Reading List page here. This month we added Wyoming, by JP Gritton, And Other Disasters, by Malka Older, and The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern.

1/8/20: Baltimore's beloved Ivy Bookshop made the Baltimore Fishbowl's Baltimost list, I wrote the story. The Ivy sponsors The Weekly Reader, my radio show/podcast. We've recently discussed Chanel Miller, Saeed Jones, Ronan Farrow, Chris Rush... flip through if you need an idea for something to read.

12/4/19: The UB alumni mag has a nice article about me and two of my colleagues, D Watkins and Jane Delury. Also, Rules for the Unruly is recommended as a "motivational book for students" by The Khmer Times — yes, in Cambodia!

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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 Big Book of the Dead, Audio

Order the paperback or audio now!

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. Buy the books from our local sponsor, the Ivy Bookshop.