By Lorraine Berry 20 min read
Lorraine Berry takes a look at grief memoirs, from Joan Didion to Rainer Maria Rilke, to examine the ways in which writers digest loss.
By Nancy Thayer 3 min read
Bestselling author Nancy Thayer on the loss the literary world faced after the death of Anita Shreve, and how it affected her as a writer and reader.
By Lorraine Berry 17 min read
In an interview, Anya talked to Signature about writing memoir, and how what she has learned about her parents’ lives has changed her feelings toward them.
By Lorraine Berry 7 min read
By making their main characters alcoholics, both Sparrow and Boyd avoid the common cliches about drinking and write about real, complex human stories.
By Lorraine Berry 9 min read
Lorraine Berry examines the most laughed-at character in Charles Dickens's Great Expectations (and in its many adaptations), Miss Havisham.
By Jessica Mizzi 12 min read
Camille Bordas knows a thing or two about character development, family dynamics, and writing about loss, and she's joined us to share her writerly wisdom.