Mining Your Real Life for Fiction Gems with Anna P. Murray

anna murray mining your life for fiction gems

Got a story you’re dying to tell, but you’re not sure what to include and whether it’s a memoir, non-fiction, or novel?

With a super-model mother and a great grandfather credited with creating the mass distribution of electricity in New York City, as well as being a technology consultant with a background as a teacher and journalist, Anna P. Murray had a lot to draw upon as she wrote Greedy Heart (Tule, April 2020), named one of the 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2020. 

Join Anna as she discusses how she decided which story to tell and what to include from her real life—and real-life events—to create a compelling work of fiction.

Murray masterfully interweaves Delia’s story with the historic disasters of the 2008 recession, Greece’s subsequent meltdown, and Hurricane Sandy, resulting in a novel resonant with veracity, humor, grace, and hope.

—Cloette Sartor, Author of “Once Removed,” 2019 Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Prize for Short Fiction

Saturday, January 30 @ 3PM EST / 1PM PST / 9PM CET / 7AM +1 AEDT

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Jan 30 2021


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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