Award-winning actress and director Sally Field has kept personal journals for decades and always intended to keep her writing private. But when her mother died in 2011 on the actress’s 65th birthday, Field began to write a memoir, In Pieces
It’s no wonder that Kate Morton (The Clockmaker’s Daughter, Atria, Oct.), who travels with aplomb to vastly different time zones between her current London residence and her homeland of Australia, is fascinated by different aspects of time. “There’s something about that transit tunnel,” she says. “It’s quite surreal to step inside one set of airport doors and then in 24 hours emerge on the other side of the world. I never quite get my head around how unbelievable that is. We take it for granted, but that’s pretty amazing.”
Just weeks before the Harvey Weinstein scandal hit and the #MeToo movement went viral, actress, writer, and film director Amber Tamblyn wrote an ardent New York Times editorial about how she was done with not being believed about her own harassment by one of her TV show’s crew members and, earlier, at the age of 16, by one of Hollywood’s superstars. “It was a hugely read piece, and I don’t think any of us expected that to happen. The fact that it was so widely shared and talked about was because many people—women, people in the trans community, other marginalized people—were feeling that same exact thing,” says Tamblyn.