Carmen Bugan's memoir about her childhood in Romania offers us the perspective of an innocent in the face of persecution and dissidence. In this interview, we discuss translating memory, the effects of non-fiction on the friends and family of writers, as well as the obligation and burden immigrant writers feel toward their home countries. Bugan's memoir was the Winner of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bakeless Prize. It has been released by Picador in the U.K. and on July 3rd Graywolf will release it in the U.S.
Hosted by Amy.