University of Baltimore professor Marion Winik is the author of The Big Book of the Dead and winner of the 2019 Towson Prize for Literature. Among her ten other books are First Comes Love and Above Us Only Sky. Her essays have appeared in publications including The New York Times Magazine and The Sun. A board member of the National Book Critics Circle, she writes book reviews for People, Newsday, The Washington Post, and Kirkus Reviews. She was a commentator on NPR for fifteen years; her honours include an NEA Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction.
Interviews with Marion Winik
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning
by Cathy Park Hong
This is Major: On Diana Ross, Dark Girls and Being Dope
by Shayla Lawson
Golem Girl: A Memoir
by Riva Lehrer
The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir
by Wayétu Moore
Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana and the Stoning of San Francisco
by Alia Volz
From fleeing the Liberian civil war to selling pot brownies in San Francisco, the finalists for the 2021 National Book Critics Circle award for the best autobiography offer five vivid life stories, told expertly. Critic, broadcaster and author Marion Winik talks us through the brilliant memoirs that made the 2021 shortlist.