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Fall 2021

The Escape Artist is selected by Off The Shelf as one of "10 Page-Turning True Stories You Must Read To Believe"

The Escape Artist is selected by Off The Shelf as one of “10 Page-Turning True Stories You Must Read To Believe

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October 13, 2021 Vilna Shul Zoom Event

October 13, 2021

"Unearthing Family Histories" - Vilna Shul Event with Judy Bolton-Fasman

“Unearthing Family Histories”
Join Helen and Author Judy Bolton-Fasman in conversation in a Zoom even sponsored by the Vilna Shul of Boston.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
7:00pm EST

Click here to register.

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Date TBD Chaucer’s Books, Santa Barbara, CA

Date TBD

Helen will be in conversation with Lisa Gruenberg and journalist Ned Temko in a Zoom interview sponsored by Chaucer's Books, Santa Barbara.

Helen will be in conversation with author Lisa Gruenberg and journalist Ned Temko in a Zoom interview sponsored by Chaucer’s Books, Santa Barbara.

Zoom link to be provided.

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August 18, 2021 The Big Texas Read – Gemini Ink

August 18, 2021

Join Helen in conversation with Nan Cuba, author of Body and Bread at 7:00pm for The Big Texas Read with Gemini Ink

Join Helen in conversation with Nan Cuba, author of Body and Bread for the Big Texas Read with Gemini Ink

7:00 p.m. Central

For link, click here.

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The Escape Artist chosen as one of the 10 Page-Turning True Stories You Must Read to Believe

2021

The Escape Artist chosen as one of the "10 Page-Turning True Stories You Must Read to Believe" by Off the Shelf

The Escape Artist has been chosen as one of the “10 Page-Turning True Stories You Must Read to Believe” by Off the Shelf

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Friends of Writers 45th Anniversary Reading April 24, 2021

April 24, 2021

Helen Fremont and Tracy Winn host a reading celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers

Helen Fremont and Tracy Winn host a reading of New England Poets and Writers in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

7:30 pm – 8:30 p.m.

Click here for Zoom link.

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BookPage selects The Escape Artist as a Best Book of 2020

December, 2020

BookPage selects THE ESCAPE ARTIST as a Best Book of 2020!

BookPage has selected The Escape Artist as a Best Book of 2020:

“When Fremont’s father died and her mother and sister legally excised her from the family, it opened up a lifetime’s worth of secrets, betrayal, trauma and lies. As far as family memoirs go, The Escape Artist is as twisted, insightful and beautifully rendered as they come.”

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Museum of Jewish Heritage Book Talk

Watch the video of Helen's book talk about THE ESCAPE ARTIST hosted by the Museum of Jewish Heritage...

Thank you to the Museum of Jewish Heritage for my book talk with Helen Epstein about THE ESCAPE ARTIST.
Watch the video here.

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Boston Book Festival 2020

October, 2020

Hear Helen's interview with Boston Book Festival Memoirs: Secrets, Lies and the Mysteries of Our Youth

Check out Helen’s interview on the Boston Book Festival’s Audio on Demand:
Memoirs: Secrets, Lies and the Mysteries of Our Youth

Helen’s interview appears first, followed by Betsy Bonner, and finally Nick Flynn.

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NYT New in Paperback – THE ESCAPE ARTIST

November, 2020

New York Times recommends THE ESCAPE ARTIST - New in Paperback in November, 2020!

The New York Times recommends Helen’s new book, THE ESCAPE ARTIST:

THE ESCAPE ARTIST: A Memoir, by Helen Fremont. (Gallery, 352 pp., $16.99.) Fremont’s previous memoir, revealing that her parents were Jewish rather than Catholic, led her father, who has since died, to update his will and declare her dead. He “metaphorically killed her for it,” our reviewer, Alexandra Styron, reasoned. What’s a writer to do but write another memoir to “understand why”?

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Youtube S&S video

2020

Watch 3-minute video: Author Helen Fremont on being disowned and declared dead by her own family.

Watch the short YouTube video (under 3 minutes): Author Helen Fremont On Being Disowned and Declared Dead By Her Own Family.

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Helen’s Essay “Pendulum” named Finalist in Solstice Literary Magazine Annual Contest

August, 2020

Helen's essay "Pendulum," was selected as a Finalist in Solstice Literary Magazine's Annual Contest.

Helen’s essay “Pendulum” was selected as a Finalist in Solstice Literary Magazine’s Annual Contest.  Judged by Megan Marshall.  Read the essay here.

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Boston Book Festival October, 2020

October, 2020

Boston Book Festival - 7 interviews on Memoir

Helen will be featured as one of the memoirists at the Boston Book Festival 2020 in October.  Stay tuned for her audio interview.

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The Writer’s Voice Interview

April 9, 2020

Thank you to The Writer's Voice and Francesca Rheannon for her interview about THE ESCAPE ARTIST

Thank you to The Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon for her podcast and interview of me about THE ESCAPE ARTIST.  Listen to it here:

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Wellesley Magazine Review

Spring 2020

Review of THE ESCAPE ARTIST: "engrossing, complex... a must-read..."

Read EB Bartels’ review of THE ESCAPE ARTIST in Wellesley Magazine.

“engrossing, complex… a must-read…”

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