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The Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

"Every sentence is a marvel." –Ann Patchett


6/5/19This month on Fishbowl: A pink grasshopper, a blue crawfish, and other surprises, some sad. A homage to Sei Shonagon, if you know who that is.

6/5/19The Baltimore Book of the Dead has won the Towson Prize for Literature! and also I got a Maryland State Arts Council Individual artist grant. More things one does not expect!

6/5/19: Here's a review of Jennifer Weiner's Mrs. Everything, and major catalog of great audiobooks, by Newsday reviewing posse.

6/5/19: Need a book? so much great stuff on The Weekly Reader lately — Lisa Gornick, Roxana Robinson, Megan Shack, Sarah Blake, Susan Choi, Sunata Puri, Myla Goldberg, Laila Lalami... to follow along, sign up for the podcast.

6/5/19:  I'm teaching two week-long memoir class workshops in P'town this summer. I'm teaching August 11-16 and 19-23 at the Fine Arts Work Center. Here's a coupon code for $50 off — FACULTY50.

4/11/19: Read about trip to the Olympic Peninsula with Hayes, in Newsday — beautiful pictures, great vacation.

1/10/19: You can order The Baltimore Book of the Dead at IndieBound, Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Here are all the reviews. Highlights at LitHub.com.

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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.

 

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