Meghan Daum

Meghan Daum writes about serious matters, but that doesn’t mean her novels, essays and columns are depressing. Rather, they show the heartbreak and the humor of real life in all its complicated glory. For example, in her newest collection, “The Unspeakable,” she writes about her feelings of kinship with lesbians, how it feels to live through a life-threatening illness, and the love of a good dog. She uses moments from her life to explore broader issues of the day in a new or different way, but always with respect for the truth.

Find out more about her talk, “Truth in Writing.”

Listen to her NPR interview: “For one essayist, the ‘unspeakable’ isn’t off-limits,” NPR
Read: “Meghan Daum on Writing What Nobody Will Say,” New York magazine