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Mira Bartok

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Winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, Mira Bartok is an artist and writer living in Massachusetts. Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been noted in The Best American Essays 1999 and other anthologies. She is the author of over 28 books for children and author/illustrator of the New York Times bestselling memoir and ALA Notable book, THE MEMORY PALACE, published by Free Press/Simon & Schuster Mira also runs an online resource for artists miraslist.com. You can listen to Mira interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air: http://www.npr.org/2011/01/11/1327433...

Hi everyone—sorry I don’t post much. I’m trying to write a new book! Anyway, here is a list of some lovely things happening now and in the future:


My January 2011 interview on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross will be re-broadcast today, June 1st. Check your local affiliate station for the time of the show.


A lovely interview just came out on Canada’s Book Club Buddy site: http://www.bookclubbuddy...

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“We children of schizophrenics are the great secret keepers, the ones who don't want you to think that anything is wrong.”
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message 1: by Sandy

Sandy Thomson Hey Mira,
Hi and thanks for inviting me to this site. I have read tons of super books in the recent past but none of the ones on your list. Would love to connect about them and your reads soon. Hope you are well!! xxxx Sandy Thomson


message 2: by Mira

Mira Well, they are mostly picture books! Graphic novels,
memoirs and kid's books. What's a book without pictures,I always say.

xoxoxo m


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