Lynn Freed
Lynn Freed
 

Essays/Articles

"Doing No Harm: Reading & Writing in the Age of Umbrage"
Essay, Narrative Magazine, Jan. 2016
(Included in "THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE")

"When Enough is Enough: Age and the Creative Impulse"
Essay, Narrative Magazine, Feb. 2013
(Included in "THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE")

"Gloria Mundi"
Essay, Ploughshares Nonfiction issue, Fall, 2012
(Included in "THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE")

"Durban"
Essay, Newsweek International/The Daily Beast, July, 2012

"The Romance of Elsewhere"
Essay, Narrative Magazine, Fall, 2010
(Included in "THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE")

"In Praise of Younger Men"
Essay, wowOwow.com, 6 August, 2009

"I’ll See You in Print"
Essay, wow0wow.com, 1 June, 2009

"Five Best: Lynn Freed selects her favorite books evoking the immigrant life"
The Wall Street Journal, 30 May, 2009

"Lynn Freed's Cape Town"
Interview, More Magazine, March, 2006

"Happy Birthday to Me"
Essay, KISS TOMORROW HELLO: NOTES FROM THE MIDLIFE UNDERGROUND BY TWENTY-FIVE WOMEN OVER FORTY, ed. Kim Barnes and Claire Davis, Doubleday, NY, 2006
(Included in "THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE")

"Locked In"
New York Times Magazine, 1992
Included in SINGLE WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, Inner Ocean Publishing, Inc., 2005.
(Included in "THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE")

"Doing Time"
Essay, Harper's Magazine, July, 2005
Excerpted in Literary Austin, ed. Judy Alter and James Ward Lee, Texas University Press, Austin, Texas 2006
(Included in "READING, WRITING AND LEAVING HOME")

"Where Diversity Reigns"
Essay, National Geographic Traveler, March 2005
Reprinted, National Geographic Deutschland (G & J ), March, 2008

"Taming the Gorgon: My Mother into Fiction"
Essay, The Georgia Review, Winter, 2003
(Included in "READING, WRITING AND LEAVING HOME")

"A Demurral"
Essay, PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers, Issue 3, volume 2, 2002

Interview with Lynn Freed by Sarah Anne Johnson, The Writer, June, 2002
(see ‘Interviews’)
Included in CONVERSATIONS WITH AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS,
ed. Sarah Anne Johnson, University Press of New England, 2003
Reprinted in Glimmer Train, Issue #16
Excerpted in GLIMMER TRAIN GUIDE TO WRITING FICTION: BUILDING BLOCKS,
ed. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda B. Swanson-Davies, Writer’s Digest Books, 2006
Excerpted in GLIMMER TRAIN GUIDE TO WRITING FICTION: INSPIRATION AND DISCIPLINE,
ed. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda B. Swanson-Davies, Writer’s Digest Books, 2007

"Sex with the Servants, or Autobiography and Fiction"
Tin House Magazine, Spring, 2002
(Included in "READING, WRITING AND LEAVING HOME")

"Not Much of a Funeral"
Essay, in FROM DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO FATHERS: WHAT I’VE NEVER SAID,
edited by Constance Warloe, Story Line Press, Ashland, OR, Spring, 2001
(Included in "READING, WRITING AND LEAVING HOME")

"Who?"
Short-short, Santa Monica Review, Fall, 2000

"Embracing the Alien"
Essay, Southwest Review, Winter, 2003; included in BECOMING AMERICAN: PERSONAL ESSAYS BY FIRST GENERATION IMMIGRANT WOMEN, edited by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah, Seven Stories, New York, 2007
(Included in "READING, WRITING AND LEAVING HOME")

"False Starts"
Essay, The Threepenny Review, December, 1999
Excerpted in The Writer, November, 2005
Included in WRITER'S WORKSHOP IN A BOOK: THE SQUAW VALLEY COMMUNITY OF WRITERS ON THE ART OF FICTION, Introduction by Richard Ford, Edited by Alan Cheuse and Lisa Alvarez, Chronicle Books, July, 2007
(Included as 'False Starts and Creative Failure' in "READING, WRITING AND LEAVING HOME")

Interview with Lynn Freed by Sarah Anne Johnson, The Writer’s Chronicle, October, 1999
(see ‘Interviews’)
Included in SERIOUS WOMEN, DARING WORDS, ed. Sarah Anne Johnson, University Press of New England, 2003

"Homeward Bound"
Essay, House & Garden, April, 1998

"Call Home"
Essay, in I'VE ALWAYS MEANT TO TELL YOU: LETTERS TO OUR MOTHERS, an anthology,
edited by Constance Warloe, Pocket Books, NY, May, 1997
Reprinted as FROM DAUGHTERS TO MOTHERS:I'VE ALWAYS MEANT TO TELL YOU, Pocket Books, 1998

"Multiple Choice"
Essay, Living Fit, October, 1997

"Being Jewish, Looking Jewish"
Essay, The Jewish Quarterly, Summer, 1996

"Partners, Not Clones: The Work of Two L.A. Garden Designers"
Article, House Beautiful, June, 1996

"Black Sash"
Essay, Confrontation, Spring/Summer, 1996

"The Power and Glory of Hair"
Essay, Femina, March, 1996

"A Child's Reading in South Africa"
Essay, Book World, The Washington Post, 10, December, 1995
Included in BOOKWORMS: GREAT WRITERS & READERS CELEBRATE READING,
ed. by Laura Furman and Elinore Standard, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., NY, 1997
(Included as 'A Child's Reading' in "READING, WRITING AND LEAVING HOME")

"South Africa's Garden Route"
Article, The New York Times, (Travel), November 5, 1995

"Stranger in my House"
Essay, House Beautiful, August, 1995

"Africa's Deep South"
Essay, House Beautiful, May, 1995

"Ignorance Chic"
Essay, Mirabella, January, 1995
(Included in "THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE")

"Modern Oases"
Travel essay, Mirabella, January, 1995

"An Unregenerate Romantic"
Article, House Beautiful, October, 1994

"South Africa"
Essay, Travel & Leisure, September, 1994
Reprinted in Doctor's Review, December, 1995
Reprinted in Money Cultural Enterprise Company, China, 1995

"Honorary Son"
Essay, Allure, September, 1994
Excerpted in Oprah Magazine, South Africa, Jan. 2006
(Included in "READING, WRITING AND LEAVING HOME")

"Waste Not"
House Beautiful, September, 1994

"Letter From South Africa"
Essay, Elle, July, 1994

"North Sonoma Coast"
Article, The New York Times, (Travel), July 3, 1994

"Servants"
Essay, The New York Times Magazine ("Hers"), May 15, 1994
(Included as ‘A Stranger in My House’ in "THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE")

"True Believer"
Article, House Beautiful, October, 1993

"Vividly South African: An Interview with Athol Fugard"
Southwest Review, Summer, 1993
Reprinted: Gale Research

"Pacifica Women's Council"
Article, Elle, July, 1993

Hostile Territory: Interview with Randy Shilts
Mirabella, June, 1993

"Mexikanisches Paradies: Las Alamandas"
Travel article, Vogue (Germany) May, 1993

"The Ultimate Spring Cleaning"
Article, House Beautiful, May, 1993

"It's a Small, Unnatural World," (Disneyland)
Essay, The New York Times (Travel), 11, April, 1993
(Included in "THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE")

"Northern Lights"
Article, House & Garden, February, 1993

"Without the Mango Tree"
Essay, House Beautiful, February, 1993
Reprinted: House and Leisure, South Africa, October, 1993
Reprinted: THOUGHTS OF HOME, REFLECTIONS ON FAMILY, HOUSE AND HOMELANDS FROM THE PAGES OF HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, Hearst Books, 1995
(Included as 'Musgrave House' in "READING, WRITING AND LEAVING HOME")

"The Victoria Falls"
Article, The New York Times, (Travel), 24, January, 1993

"Letter from Sonoma"
Essay, New York Newsday, 3, January, 1993

"A Table for One"
Essay, The New York Times, (Travel),16, August, 1992

Interview with Athol Fugard
The New York Times, (Arts & Leisure), 26, January, 1992

"Letter From Texas"
Essay, Mirabella, November, 1990

"Letter From South Africa"
Essay, Mirabella, July, 1990

"Letter From London"
Essay, Mirabella, April, 1990

"Lunch with Rian Malan"
Interview, Mirabella, December, 1989

"The Big Snore"
Essay, The New York Times Magazine ("Hers"), December 4, 1988
Excerpted: O Magazine, South Africa, June, 2007

"Useful Zulu Phrases"
Essay, Harper's Magazine, May, 1986
(Included in "THE ROMANCE OF ELSEWHERE")

"The Right Voice"
Essay, Fair Lady, South Africa, March 19, 1986