Confluence 17–18 Nov 2021

Cathy Rentzenbrink


Memoir clinic

Ask me anything

Bestselling memoirist Cathy Rentzenbrink answers your questions on any and all aspects of writing a memoir from how to write about real people and whether you owe the reader the whole truth.

Cathy Rentzenbrink

Cathy Rentzenbrink is the author of The Last Act of Love and A Manual for Heartache and Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books. She speaks and writes regularly on life, death, love, literature, literacy and mental health, and is often to be found doing bookish events at festivals, in shops and libraries, and in prisons. In previous lives Cathy worked for The Bookseller, The Reading Agency, Quick Reads, Waterstones and The Bell and Crown Inn. Despite her books being shortlisted for various prizes, the only thing Cathy has ever won is the Snaith and District Ladies Darts Championship when she was 17. She is now sadly out of practice.

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