memoir
Online Exclusive: "Red Ferry, Blue Ferry," by Michael Fallon.

Online Exclusive: “Red Ferry, Blue Ferry,” by Michael Fallon.

In which the author triangulates Ireland before Google, cell phones, and GPS. “I thought myself pretty clever to have come up with what seemed a foolproof method … The islanders knew that their Ireland and mine were not the same place.” All the help you get. From AranIslands.le. (This feature is also available, in slightly different format, on...
From Our Pages: “The Jersey in Me,” by Alan Cheuse.

From Our Pages: “The Jersey in Me,” by Alan Cheuse.

A bridge closes and a writer’s gorge rises. “I’ve learned from painful experience that the heat of Jersey anger never goes out, not when stoked by some unkind word or gesture from stranger or supposed friend. Or a traffic incident.” The bridge in question, which is the nation’s busiest. Read about the closing in the New...
Our Interview with Jeanette Winterson:  "It's Always Some Battle ..."

Our Interview with Jeanette Winterson: “It’s Always Some Battle …”

“I didn’t intend to write a memoir. I was on a personal search for my biological mother, which I hadn’t intended to do either. You know what it’s like, the big things in life you never plan: you micromanage everything, and then the big things come along, and you never saw them, you never expected...
Truth Teller Spotlight: Bryant Mangum, belle-lettrist, scholar, storyteller.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Bryant Mangum, belle-lettrist, scholar, storyteller.

“I often wonder if I am violating the sanctity of the hearts of the writers I teach and write about when my research carries me into the details of their private lives …”   Bryant Mangum sees himself mostly as a scholar — and he is in fact an eminent expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald in particular and the...
From Our Pages: "Prix Fixe--the table next to yours," by Thomas E. Kennedy.

From Our Pages: “Prix Fixe–the table next to yours,” by Thomas E. Kennedy.

Strangers share Christmas dinner in a Copenhagen restaurant. “You hope you don’t look too much like a lonely old guy … There are good astri over this night, and the ruby is the most powerful gem in the universe.”   Thomas E. Kennedy is an American expat who has lived in Copenhagen for more than thirty...