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The Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

"Every sentence is a marvel." –Ann Patchett

11/6/19: The Big Book of the Dead, out in paperback and audio, got an insightful review at PaperbackParis. This makes me so happy.

11/6/19: Art School Report, on Baltimore Fishbowl, is my first illustrated column ever! Also, I wrote about the insanity of Titles and Subtitles, for Kirkus.

11/6/19: My book reviews and author interviews are linked on the reading list page here. This month we added my Washington Post reviews of Mary Gaitskill's This Is Pleasure and Adrienne Brodeur's Wild Game. Last month I talked to Rachel Monroe about Savage Appetites and Jeannie Vanasco about Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was A Girl.

10/9/19: 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 Stephen King, Ann Patchett, Bill Roorbach, Helen Phillips... flip through if you need an idea for something to read.

10/9/19: I was surprised and touched to find mention of my work in an essay by Bethany Royer-DeLong in Ohio's Daily Advocate.

9/4/19: In The Sun magazine, my essay Unexpected Things.

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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.