Fiction Advocate

Non-Fiction by Non-Men: Leslie Brody

EB: How did you begin writing in general and writing nonfiction specifically? What drew you to writing biographies?

LB: I’ve been a writer since childhood. I was one of those kids who wrote stories about her schoolmates and teachers. It was, I guess a way to get attention and stand out, since it came easily and no one else I knew had thought of it. I kept pushing the envelope and making up more elaborate stories, until my third-grade teacher, offended by my unlicensed output, accused me of lying. This was a brutal education in imagination and power. My mother encouraged me to keep writing, and now I have been at it for most of my life.

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