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Interviews

Talking with Jill Bialosky about writing, editing and her new novel, The Prize

October 20, 2015

Los Angeles Times

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Library Journal interviews Jill Bialosky, author of The Prize

October 9, 2015

Library Journal

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“I could not have written this novel in my 20s, because I was not willing to see the darker side of human nature”: Novelist Jill Bialosky on marriage, desire, betrayal

September 18, 2015

Salon

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Interview with the New York Times

September 14, 2015

The Artistry in Jill Bialosky’s Pastry Brush.

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Poet Jill Bialosky On Her Poem 'The Mothers,' Writing About Parenthood And The Intimacy Of Reading Poetry

March 6, 2015

The Players represents an under-appreciated but particularly relatable strain of poetry: The poetry of our daily lives. In its pages, we see our own childhoods, daily domestic experiences, and familial dramas.

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A loss that endures like no other: my sister killed herself when she was 21

February 2, 2015

Jill Bialosky’s younger sister Kim killed herself in 1990. She talks to Joanna Moorhead about trying to make sense of what happened.

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Interview with Vulture

March 10, 2011

History of a Suicide Author Jill Bialosky on the Struggle to Write a Non-Depressing Grief Memoir.

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Interview with Los Angeles Times

February 20, 2011

Finding words to talk about the hush-hush topic of suicide.

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Interview with the Publishers Weekly

December 20, 2010

In History of a Suicide, Norton editor Jill Bialosky reflects on her sister's suicide.

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Interview with the Washington Post Express

August 13, 2007

Rife with allusions as well as foreshadowed yet satisfying surprises, The Life Room is a novel that takes on the formidable task of laying bare the interior life of a conflicted woman. Express talked to Bialosky about Anna Karenina, playing with narrative and the importance of first love.

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Interview with Identity Theory

October 28, 2002

Robert Birnbaum interviews Jill Bialosky: "In baseball terminology you would be referred to as a triple threat: a poet, an editor, and now, a novelist. Why did it take you so long to write a novel?"

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Interview with The East Hampton Star

May 30, 2002

"I really became a poet by happenstance," Jill Bialosky said. "I remember when I was younger, I was sort of embarrassed to tell people I was a poet." The general perception of a poet, she feared, was of "somebody who sort of sat in their room and daydreamed."

There is not a lot of whiling away the time in Ms. Bialosky's life as a poet, novelist, teacher, mother, and editor at W.W. Norton and Company in New York City. On weekends, she spends time with her husband and son at their Bridgehampton getaway, all the while plumbing her experiences for material.

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