Fighting nonesty

Lee Kofman on the creative process
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June 2022, no. 443
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The Writer Laid Bare: Mastering emotional honesty in a writer’s art, craft and life by Lee Kofman

Ventura Press, $32.99 pb, 327 pp

Fighting nonesty

Lee Kofman on the creative process
by
June 2022, no. 443
Lee Kofman (photograph via author's website)

Reading craft manuals may be another mode of procrastination for aspiring writers, but Lee Kofman’s latest book, The Writer Laid Bare, is well worth the time. Her sage advice, interwoven with an intimate account of her own creative development as a migrant writer, makes fascinating reading.

Kofman, a Melbourne author and writing mentor, was born in Russia and immigrated to Israel with her family as an adolescent. After publishing two novels and a collection of short stories in Hebrew, she moved to Australia in her mid-twenties, where she struggled to recover her literary voice in a third language.

Merav Fima reviews 'The Writer Laid Bare: Mastering emotional honesty in a writer’s art, craft and life' by Lee Kofman

The Writer Laid Bare: Mastering emotional honesty in a writer’s art, craft and life

by Lee Kofman

Ventura Press, $32.99 pb, 327 pp

Buy this book

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