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Below are links to interviews with various creative nonfiction writers.

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A Scrappy Little Beast – Mary Karr talks about the ongoing success of “The Liar’s Club,” the memoir backlash and settling the score.

An Interview by Dwight Garner, from Salon.com
(click on the image to read the interview)

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Daniel Tammet is a young man with a very unique form of autism.  He is among the rare people with autism who are considered “savant”.  Daniel can multiply numbers in his head at the rate of a computer, set the European record for the recitation of the mathematical constant Pi,  — the first 22,514 decimals, in 5 hrs 9 min, to be exact — from memory, is fluent in several languages (including having learned Icelandic – an extremely unique and complicated language – in just two weeks).

(Click on the author’s name to listen to a January, 2007 interview Tammet gave on NPR.)

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“A Writer’s Beginnings” by Louise Erdrich originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Smithsonian magazine. Here, Erdrich speaks about notable weather, Wal-Mart and writing.

An interview by Courtney Jordan, from http://www.smithsonian.com
(click on the image to read the interview)

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“Jon Krakauer has emerged as today’s most powerful adventure writer.  A master of narrative non-fiction, he grabs you from the first sentence and doesn’t let go until the last page.”

An interview with Jon Krakauer, by Larry Weissman.
from RandomHouse.com

(click on the image to read the interview)

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Susanna Kaysen, whose memoir, Girl Interrupted (Random House, 1993) was made into a film starring the likes of Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, and Whoopi Goldberg, wrote another startlingly candid memoir, entitled, The Camera My Mother Gave Me (Random House, 2001).

(click on the images for links to reviews and interviews)

image from randomhouse.com

image from randomhouse.com

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