Is it easier to make your way in life if you understand what’s been before? Nadja Spiegelman’s paternal line was well documented: her father, Art Spiegelman, is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus. Nadja’s book I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This is a memoir of the contractive narratives that connect and divide four generations of women in the family of her mother Françoise Mouly, the art editor of The New Yorker. She talks with Abigail Ulman about the searing search for truth amongst the lost and misleading guideposts of memory. 

Abigail Ulman (Australian)

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Abigail Ulman is a writer from Melbourne. She is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and a winner of the 2016 The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist Award. Her story collection, Hot Little Hands, was published internationally in 2016.