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The Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

Coming from Counterpoint, 10/9/18. Read an excerpt here.

6/6/18: Rejection, unwitting racism, and other joys of the middle-aged white writer. On Not Being Roseanne Barr: An Awakening in Whitesville

6/6/18: The Weekly Reader's Philip Roth special! Also, passion for Texas, the oldest stories in the world60 is the new 25money changes everything.

6/6/18: Newsday's audiobook round-up, just in time for summer road trips. 

6/6/18: Royal wedding fans: I read the biographies of Meghan and Harry, so you can just look at the pictures.

5/11/18: Join the Baltimore Writers Club on our visits to Michael Downs, Jane DeluryLaura Lippman, and Timmy Reed.

3/7/18: Check out these interesting author Q&As: Tim Kreider, about I Wrote This Book Because I Love you, in Baltimore Fishbowl; Naomi Shihab Nye, about Voices in the Air, on NextTribe.

2/5/18: On LitHub: Secrets of the Book Critics Revealed, Marion Winik edition; a review of NBCC Memoir Finalist Nine Continents.

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Browse the Bohemian Rhapsody archive — running since 2011 on Baltimore Fishbowl.

Marion's "Lives" columns for The New York Times Magazine: "Grand Theft Litho" and "A Mother of A Certain Age".

An archive of Marion's commentaries for All Things Considered.

Lots more essays and articles in the links archive and work archive.


The Weekly Reader on WYPR-FM with Marion Winik and Lisa Morgan

Listen live Wednesdays at 2:33 pm, or play the podcast anytime at The Weekly Reader. Buy the books from our local sponsor, the Ivy Bookshop.