"Not many on earth who can slide between
Lou Reed and Erma Bombeck and be
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Above Us Only Sky, Marion Winik

"Full of surprises, revelations, wild, wise connctions." -Naomi Shihab Nye

5/3/23: I no sooner got home from an April trip to Italy with a group of women writers, than I was compelled to write it all down. Four Gentlewomen of Cortona, Footloose and Gluten Free, on Fishbowl.

5/3/23: My first assignment from Oprah Daily: A spring preview, with twenty great books.

5/3/23: On my NPR podcast, The Weekly Reader, we've been talking about Ore Agbaje-Williams, Eirinie Carson, Rachel Heng, Ralph White, Cathleen Schine, Rebecca Makkai and Elizabeth McKenzie. Flip through the website to find literally hundreds of shows, four minutes each. Subscribe with any podcast app.

10/8/2022: Just got home from twelve days in Vietnam. Read my travel journal, with lots of photos, on Baltimore Fishbowl. 

12/17/20: On LitHub, Six Book Critics Walk Into a Zoom to Talk About Autofiction, A Totally Fictional Story by Marion Winik Featuring a Martin Amis Cameo.

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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 Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

"Every sentence is a marvel." –Ann Patchett

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.

The Big Book of the Dead, Audio

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