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Marion Winik, photo by Greg Dohler

2/5/18: I'm teaching a Memoir Boot Camp in Austin! April 28th, 9 am - 3 pm. Limited to twelve students, so register soon.

2/5/18: This month on Fishbowl: Scrabble and Other Secret Languages; Baltimore Writers Club Visits Timmy Reed.

2/5/18: On LitHub: Secrets of the Book Critics Revealed, Marion Winik edition; a review of NBCC Memoir Finalist Nine Continents.

1/22/18: I am starting 2018 with some fantastic news. Read about The Baltimore Book of the Dead, coming in November 2018 from Counterpoint.

1/22/18: Need something to read? Here's list of overlooked gems on Newsday.com.

11/1/17: The best thing I've done this year is help my ex-mother-in-law, Joyce Abell, put together her first book — a memoir called Prickly Roses. Now Prickly Roses has been published, to acclaim from Ann Patchett, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Kirkus Reviews. Order a copy here.

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Browse the Bohemian Rhapsody archive — running since 2011 on Baltimore Fishbowl. Some recent highlights:

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 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.