To read memoirs and personal essays is to walk through the landscapes of another life while also surveying your own through the prism of another’s memories and reflections. Rose Lu (All Who Live on Islands), Linda Burgess (Someone’s Wife) and Sinéad Gleeson (Constellations) speak to Ingrid Horrocks about the draw of writing creative nonfiction, memoir and the essay. What gets left out? What happens to the truth between memory and the page? And whose lives do our authors draw upon when they are writing their own?
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