The Necessary Distance: A Profile of Nell Freudenberger

The Necessary Distance: A Profile of Nell Freudenberger

by Michael Bourne

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Posted 4.12.12

Michael Bourne
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You’re always writing about yourself, but I need to trick myself into thinking it’s not about me, and it helps to get as much distance as possible… you don’t think you’re writing about yourself… and so you’re more honest.

Ten years after her first published story made her an easy target for envious writers, Nell Freudenberger has come into her own with a second novel, The Newlyweds, out this month from Knopf.