Natalie Goldberg (born January 4, 1948)[1] is an American popular author and speaker.[2] She is best known for a series of books which explore writing as Zen practice.[3]

Natalie Goldberg
Born (1948-01-04) January 4, 1948 (age 75)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationWriter, teacher, Zen practitioner

Life Edit

Goldberg has studied Zen Buddhism for more than thirty years[4] and practiced with Dainin Katagiri Roshi for six years.[4][5] Goldberg is a teacher who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her 1986 book Writing Down the Bones sold over a million copies and is considered an influential work on the craft of writing.[6][7][8] Her 2013 book, The True Secret of Writing, is a follow-up to that work.[9][10]

Books Edit

  • Chicken and in Love (1979), ISBN 978-0-930100-04-9
  • Writing Down the Bones (1986), ISBN 0-87773-375-9
  • Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life (1990)
  • Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America (1993)
  • Banana Rose (1995)
  • Living Color: A Writer Paints Her World (1997)
  • Thunder and Lightning (2000)
  • The Essential Writer's Notebook (2001)
  • Top of My Lungs (2002)
  • The Great Failure (2004)
  • Old Friend From Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir (2008), ISBN 978-1-4165-3502-7
  • The True Secret of Writing (2013)
  • The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This Zigzag Life (2016), ISBN 978-1-61180-316-7
  • Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home: A Memoir (2018), ISBN 978-1611805673
  • Three Simple Lines: A Writer's Pilgrimage into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku (2021), ISBN 9781608686971
  • Writing Down the Bones Deck: 60 Cards to Free the Writer Within (2021), ISBN 9781611809008

References Edit

  1. ^ Shapland, Jenn (26 July 2019). "New Mexico Women: Natalie Goldberg". Southwest Contemporary. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Frugal Traveler: Mellowing on a Canadian Isle". The New York Times. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Keep The Hand Moving Natalie Goldberg On Zen And The Art Of Writing Practice". The Sun. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "What Failure Can teach Us". Beliefnet. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "Beyond Betrayal". Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  6. ^ "Writing Is Like Wrestling Buddha; For Guru Goldberg, It's A Religious Act." The Capital Times, September 22, 2000  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  7. ^ John F. Baker," Goldberg Moving to Harper San Francisco", Publishers Weekly, October 31, 2003.
  8. ^ Cecilia Goodnow, "A Memoirist's How-To Book: Bring Fearlessness" Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 5, 2008  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  9. ^ Jean Fain, "Author Natalie Goldberg on the Zen of Living, Writing and Eating", Huffington Post, March 4, 2013.
  10. ^ Helen Gallagher, "The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life with Language", New York Journal of Books (accessed 2013-03-19).

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