The Washington Independent Review of Books interview with Leslie Maitland regarding the challenges involved in writing intimately and honestly about one’s own family just went online. This was interviewer Annette Gendler’s first probing question:
Crossing the Borders of Time is an extraordinary story because it is true. However, writers of family memoirs often struggle with writing about people near and dear to them, and worry how those people will feel when private details are revealed. Did you struggle at all with this? Did you consider taking the easier route of fictionalizing it?
Find the full interview here.