Lynn Freed
Lynn Freed
 

Essays/Articles

Doing No Harm: Reading & Writing in the Age of Umbrage
Essay, Narrative Magazine, Jan. 2016

When Enough is Enough: Age and the Creative Impulse
Essay, Narrative Magazine, Feb. 2013

Gloria Mundi
Essay, Ploughshares Nonfiction issue, Fall, 2012

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

The Romance of Elsewhere
Essay, Narrative Magazine, Fall, 2010

“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

“Locked In”
New York Times Magazine, 1992
Included in SINGLE WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, Inner Ocean Publishing, Inc., 2005.

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

“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

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

“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

“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

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

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

“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

“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 The Oprah Magazine, South Africa Jan. 2006

“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

“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

“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

“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

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