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How I Went Deep: Writing Intimate Stories about Other People—With No Regrets with Nell Lake, author of The Caregivers
Nell Lake is a writer, editor, and teacher of narrative journalism. Her book, The Caregivers: A Support Group’s Stories of Slow Loss, Courage, and Love, published by Scribner and released in paperback in April 2015, follows a support group whose members have shouldered the difficult and enduring task of caring for loved ones who are old or ill. She’s now working on a book about the women who work on the front lines of long-term care. Lake was co-founder and longtime editor of the Nieman Narrative Digest, which has evolved into Nieman Storyboard. She has written for Harvard Magazine, the Boston Globe, Yankee, CommonHealth, Mindful, and many other publications. She was a reporter for Seattle public radio, taught writing at Boston University and Westfield State University, and teaches writing about health and healthcare at Smith College. Visit her online at: www.NellLake.com