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"Fiction and history are neighbors. The stories we tell about our own histories might as well be fiction—for what we tell, what we don't."

Jill Talbot, The Way We Weren't

Jill Talbot

Jill Talbot is the author of The Way We Weren’t: A Memoir and Loaded: Women and Addiction, the co-editor of The Art of Friction: Where (Non)Fictions Come Together, and the editor of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction. Her writing has been named Notable in Best American Essays and appeared in journals such as AGNIBrevityColorado ReviewDIAGRAM, Ecotone, The Normal School,  The Paris Review Daily, The Rumpus, and Slice Magazine. She teaches in the creative writing program at University of North Texas.

(Photo credit: Lisa Vining