The author of the gripping new true crime/memoir, THE FACT OF A BODY, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich tells James that “the book teaches you how to write it.” They talk about how those lessons evolved over a decade of work, as well as earning the story, engaging with darkness, measuring the emotional impact of working on a memoir versus finishing one, and geeking out over the work of Maggie Nelson. Plus Colin Dickerman, editor at Flatiron Books.

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Alexandria and James discuss

Mike Scalise

The Muse and the Marketplace

Celeste Ng

Jung Yun

Emerson College

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FACE by Lucy Grealy

SHOT IN THE HEART by Mikal Gilmore

FULL BODY BURDEN: GROWING UP IN THE NUCLEAR SHADOW OF ROCKY FLATS by Kristen Iversen

NOW WRITE! NONFICTION by Sherry Ellis

SON OF A GUN: A MEMOIR by Justin St. Germain

DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY by Erik Larson

DRIVING MR. ALBERT by Michael Paterniti

The Writer’s Room in Boston

Sven Birkerts

THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy

THE HALF-KNOWN WORLD: ON WRITING FICTION by Robert Boswell

BLUETS by Maggie Nelson

JANE: A MURDER by Maggie Nelson

 

Flatiron Books 

Colin and James Discuss

Flatiron Books

The Penguin Press

THE PARIS REVIEW

Joy Williams

Norman Rush

Lydia Davis

Stephen King

A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara

Marc Maron

THE KINGS OF BIG SPRING by Bryan Mealer

OLIVER LOVING by Stefan Merill Block

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