Mira Bartok

Goodreads Author


Born
in Chicago, The United States
Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
December 2007

URL


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...

Great things happening: Terry Gross re-broadcast today and more!

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...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on June 01, 2012 08:48
Average rating: 3.54 · 7,993 ratings · 1,327 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Memory Palace

3.49 avg rating — 6,899 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Wonderling

3.82 avg rating — 1,007 ratings — published 2017 — 26 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
West Africa Nigeria: Ancien...

by
4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1996
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alaskan Eskimos and Aleuts:...

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1994
Rate this book
Clear rating
Big World Alaskan Eskimo Al...

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1996
Rate this book
Clear rating
North Africa: Morocco

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1997
Rate this book
Clear rating
Indians of the Great Plains...

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stencils Ancient Greece

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1996
Rate this book
Clear rating
Northwest Coast Indians: An...

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1992
Rate this book
Clear rating
West Africa:Ghana (Stencils...

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1995
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Mira Bartok…
The Wonderling
(1 book)
by
3.82 avg rating — 1,007 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Inkspell
Mira is currently reading
by Cornelia Funke (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Phantasmagoria: S...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
xo Orpheus: Fifty...
Mira is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Mira’s Recent Updates

Mira is now friends with Audrey Niffenegger
2775496
Mira finished reading
Coyote at the Kitchen Door by Stephen DeStefano
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mira finished reading
Still Writing by Dani Shapiro
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mira finished reading
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mira finished reading
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mira rated a book really liked it
Coyote at the Kitchen Door by Stephen DeStefano
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mira rated a book it was amazing
Still Writing by Dani Shapiro
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mira rated a book really liked it
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mira rated a book it was amazing
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mira rated a book it was amazing
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Mira's books…
“He [Nicolaus Steno] told the audience, "Beautiful is what we see. More beautiful is what we understand. Most beautiful is what we do not comprehend.”
Mira Bartok, The Memory Palace

“We children of schizophrenics are the great secret keepers, the ones who don't want you to think that anything is wrong.”
Mira Bartok, The Memory Palace

“We humans are different - our brains are built not to fix memories in stone but rather to transform them, our recollections in their retelling.”
Mira Bartok, The Memory Palace

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. * READERBOARD 10 595 Oct 17, 2010 10:08AM  
Book Nook Cafe: What I read in February 2011 114 65 May 08, 2011 05:37AM  
The Life of a Boo...: EllieNYC 200 Books to Love! 389 294 Dec 29, 2011 12:43PM  
Chicks On Lit: Elizabeth's Reviews 225 280 Jan 23, 2012 07:51AM  
Reading with Style: * General Questions & Answers 152 107 Jun 01, 2012 08:30PM  
readers advisory ...: mothers with personality disorders 16 81 Nov 19, 2012 09:45AM  
readers advisory ...: hard times 40 188 Jan 27, 2013 08:19PM  
Book Nook Cafe: Your Best & Worst reads of 2012 !! 106 111 Mar 02, 2013 08:53AM  
“The world, this palpable world, which we were wont to treat with the boredom and disrespect with which we habitually regard places with no sacred association for us, is in truth a holy place, and we did not know it. Venite, adoremus.”
Teilhard de Chardin




Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

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


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


back to top