Marion Winik

Marion Winik is the author of eight books of creative nonfiction and poetry, most recently the Glen Rock Book of the Dead

Winik's essays and articles have been published in The New York Times Magazine, O, Salon, and Real Simple, among others, and she was a columnist for Ladies Home Journal from 2008-2011. Her commentaries for All Things Considered are collected on the website. She reviews books for Newsday, More, and The Los Angeles Times.

Currently teaching writing at the University of Baltimore, Winik was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Non-Fiction and has been inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. - excerpted from