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Dani Shapiro on Personal Privacy and Memoir

Dani Shapiro, novelist and memoirist, shares her position on her still private life just as her latest book Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life comes to stores -- and just as Biographile's Lessons Learned month wraps up.


L. Marie Adeline on Genre and the Secret to a Good Story

L. Marie Adeline, the author of S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared, shares the secret to a good story and the origin of her confidence as a writer.

First Person

The Magnitude of Our Decisions by Margaret Klaw

Margaret Klaw, author of Keeping It Civil: The Case of the Pre-nup and the Porsche and Other True Accounts from the Files of a Family Lawyer, shares the lesson about decision making that she learned through her career – and her writing.

First Person

A Study in Sherlock Holmes by Emma Jane Holloway

The author of the novel A Study in Sherlock turned to Sherlock Holmes as a character in her latest book – and learned a lesson about re-creating fictional figures.


Luke Barr on the Intimacy of Letters and His Great Aunt M.F.K. Fisher

Luke Barr, author of Provence, 1970, speaks to the intimate nature of letters and the importance of internalizing your source material.

First Person

Shahan Mufti on the Rift Between Thoughts and Words

In Shahan Mufti's new memoir The Faithful Scribe, he contrasts his own personal experiences in Pakistan with those of his recent and ancient relatives. Through the process of writing and putting words to thoughts, he's learned how much truer life becomes. "In the translation that occurs between the mind, where we imagine the narrative of our lives, and the page onto which we etch our tales, I learned that our stories become permanent and potent. They become truer."