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The Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

"Every sentence is a marvel." –Ann Patchett

5/1/19: My May column on Fishbowl is called The Astonishment of Watching People Grow Up, and I also interviewed D Watkins about his new book.

5/1/19: I had an op-ed in the LA Times praising obituaries.

5/1/19The Baltimore Sun posted a video of me reading The Artist, from The Baltimore Book of the Dead.

5/1/19: Are you listening to The Weekly Reader podcast? You can get it any app, or catch up with the 4-minute episodes here  on the WYPR website.

5/1/19: Some book reviews — I am mad crazy about Feast Your Eyes, by Myla Goldberg. ALso enjoyed The Other Americans, by Laila Lalami, in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Lots of really short books, a Q&A with Meg Wolitzer about The Female Persuasion, and the new Susan Choi and Ann Beattie novels, all in Newsday.

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

2/13/19:  Who wants to come play memoir class with me in Provincetown this summer? I'm teaching August 11-16 at the Fine Arts Work Center. Here's a coupon code for fifty bucks off — FACULTY50. (Don't you love coupon codes?)

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.


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.