Nancy McCabe

Nancy McCabe

Nancy McCabe has published five books, including, most recently, From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood (Missouri 2014) and the novel Following Disasters (Outpost 19 2016). Her creative nonfiction has won a Pushcart Prize and six times made the notable lists in Houghton Mifflin's Best American series.

realities that you just can’t make up

Katie Stromme interviews
Nancy McCabe


Our nonfiction editor Katie Stromme recently had this exchange with Nancy McCabe, our Issue #26 featured nonfiction author. Here’s what she had to say about embracing the wrong turns in life, her love for the revision process, and her decision to rework a memoir draft into a collection of essays…. Read more

Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1450–1516) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Honeymoon Reservations

By Nancy McCabe

The first time I saw a slide of Hieronymous Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights” projected on the screen in art history class, Marc and I had been married for nine months and I felt like I was viewing a metaphor for my own life….
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