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Boston Book Festival October 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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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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Youtube S&S video


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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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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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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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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“Family Volley” – new essay in LEON Literary Journal

June, 2020 - "Family Volley" essay

Helen's new essay "Family Volley" has been published in LEON Literary Review

Read Helen’s new essay “Family Volley” in LEON Literary Review.

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CANCELED WFJCSD Conference, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 2020

October 30 - November 2, 2020

Helen will discuss her work at the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust & Descendants Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO

Join Helen as she discusses her new memoir, The Escape Artist, and her previous memoir, After Long Silence, at the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust & Descendants Annual Conference.

St. Louis Marriott
St. Louis, MO

Times TBD

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September 25, 2020

New York Times recommends THE ESCAPE ARTIST - New in Paperback on November 3, 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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March 3-6, 2021 AWP Panel “Betrayed…”

March 3-6, 2021 Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas

Helen will moderate and speak on a panel at the AWP Conference in Kansas City, Kansas on "Betrayed: Writing About Family, Friends, and Loved Ones" Time TBD

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Peninsula Public Library – March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021

Join Helen in person for a discussion of her new memoir at the Peninsula Public Library on Long Island, NY at 1 pm.

Join Helen in person for a reading and discussion of her new memoir, The Escape Artist at the Peninsula Public Library.

Peninsula Public Library
280 Central Avenue
Lawrence, NY 11559

1:00 pm

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New memoir, The Escape Artist, released in February, 2020

February, 2020

The Escape Artist, released 2020. NYT Review "Editor's Choice" Selection; "Reader's Choice" selection by BookPage

New memoir, The Escape Artist, released February 11, 2020

New York Times Review “Editor’s Choice” selection

Selected by BookPage as a “Reader’s Choice” best book of 2020.

Named a “Best New Book” by People Magazine.

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Helen’s Review in NYT of Two Memoirs 2020

August 2020

Helen's review of two new memoirs was published in the New York Times.

Read Helen’s Review of two new memoirs published in the New York Times August, 2020.

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