discussing Marburg's collection of short stories, The Truth About Me.
"Smart and lovely stories, perceptive, compassionate, and sometimes shocking. Who are these people, so helpless in the currents that surround them? Marburg reveals their cowardice, their flaws, and their deep capacities to engage the heart.”—Roxana Robinson
In this debut of extraordinary stories, notions of love and self are turned upside
down by characters who encounter their own shortcomings, secrets, and
inventions. No matter what their station in life, the characters in these wry and
moving stories face moments in which the shock of being, and becoming,
comes from within. These stories show us how to navigate intimacy, confront
imperfection, and like so many of the characters here must, endure the private
pain that separates us from others.
Louise Marburg attended the Kansas City Art Institute, is a graduate of
New York University, and holds an MFA in Fiction from Columbia
University’s School of the Arts. Her stories have been published in many
fine journals and online venues. She lives in New York City and
Connecticut with her husband, the artist Charles Marburg. Visit her
online at louisemarburg.com.