Novelist, Journalist, World Traveler
Sharon Dirlam, a former staff writer and book reviewer for the Los Angeles Times and former city editor of the Santa Barbara News-Press, is the author of a memoir, Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. She has had articles, stories, book reviews and poems published in Travelers' Tales, San Diego Magazine, Beyond Baroque, China Daily, Peace Corps Writers, Santa Barbara Independent, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of Antioch University, received a master's degree from the School for International Training, and was a Stanford Journalism Fellow.
Articles by Sharon Dirlam
Book Review: My Mother's Island (Marnie Mueller) February 4, 2010 (Reviewed by Sharon Dirlam) From Curbstone Press. Any woman who has ever had a love-hate relationship with her own mother will recognize truths, both painful and tender, in My Mother's Island, a novel about a grown daughter keeping watch over her mother's final days of life. (complete article...)