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Alicen Lundberg


The cardinal rule in creating non-fiction work is to tell the truth. I grew up watching way too many crime shows and recall having early confusion at the notion of telling the truth, “the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” My confusion is ongoing; I’ve never found the truth to be that objectively complete, that obvious, nor that willing to comply with my observations of the world.

I study the structure of memory through writing about home, family, childhood, loss, absence, and dream in an effort to understand truth, how memory helps and hinders my ability to tell the truth and to share meaning.

Alicen Lundberg and her family live in Kansas City, Missouri. She’s originally from Lincoln, Nebraska.

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