Memory Into Memoir
Everyone has memories, but not everyone writes a memoir. Memory is amorphous, but memoir is tangible, the past portrayed in narrative. Memory Into Memoir guides readers through the writing process: how to wrestle the unruly past to the page.
The past never comes to us whole cloth, but in bits and shards, fragments. Beginning with those fragments, this book shows writers to fuse memory and imagination into narrative. The memoir is not the story of what you know, it’s the story of how you learned it.
~The New Yorker
~Times Literary Supplement (London)
~West Coast Review of Books
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Laura Kalpakian was nominated for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for American Cookery. She won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award (twice), the Anahid Award for an American writer of Armenian descent, the PEN West Award, and the Stand International Short Fiction Competition. She has had residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Montalvo Center for the Arts, and Hawthornden Castle in Scotland. She is the author of sixteen novels, and four collections, and over a hundred stories published in collections, anthologies, literary journals and magazines in the USA and the UK.