"Not many on earth who can slide between
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Above Us Only Sky, Marion Winik

"Full of surprises, revelations, wild, wise connctions." -Naomi Shihab Nye

7/30/2022 "A literary development involving a French bulldog strikes at an inopportune time for Fishbowl columnist Marion Winik as she tries to clear her mind in yoga class." How to Read Like a Child, on Fishbowl.

7/30/2022: At the badass literary site Dorothy Parker's Ashes, I recorded The History of Love, a story about my wedding outfits, with photos. 

7/30/2022: In Kirkus Reviews, I recommend fantastic audiobooks by Don Lee, Julia Glass, and British prodigy Moses McKenzie. And on The Weekly Reader, recent shows feature Jean Hanff Korelitz, Emma Straub, Bill Roorbach, Jennifer Close, Alice Eliot Dark, Adam White, Kirstin Chen, and more. If you are looking for something to read you will definitely find it here! Subscribe using any podcast app and get weekly updates.

7/30/2022: Coming November 19: a one-day memoir intensive in the countryside outside Baltimore. Go to www.farmretreat.org for details.

6/22/2022 Still a few spots in my Memoir Boot Camp at Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Week of July 17, info here.

6/22/2022: My lovely stepdaughter Emma got married in Hawaii! Read about it here, in Baltimore FIshbowl. Also, last year's June column, The Cicadas and the Sun, recently took second place in the “Local Column: Feature or Humor” category at the MD/DC Press Association Awards.

9/22/21: There are 128 rap songs and one big new miniseries that mention Monica Lewinsky, and now she's finally made it to the Baltimore Fishbowl. Read The Writing Teacher, The Drama Teacher, His Wife, and Their Babysitter

12/17/20: On LitHub, Six Book Critics Walk Into a Zoom to Talk About Autofiction, A Totally Fictional Story by Marion Winik Featuring a Martin Amis Cameo.

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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 Baltimore Book of the Dead, Marion Winik

"Every sentence is a marvel." –Ann Patchett

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.

The Big Book of the Dead, Audio

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