Christine Gross-Loh




Christine Gross-Loh is the author of Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Things Parents Around the World Can Teach Us, as well as co-author of the bestseller The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life. In addition to creative nonfiction, she has written on history, education, philosophy, and global parenting, and her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and Vox, among others. She has a PhD from Harvard University in East Asian history.


Learn more about Christine on her website.

SESSION: Writing the Extremely Personal: Sex, Health, Family

What does it mean to write the extremely personal? How do you navigate the inclusion and publication of intimate details in your fictional or nonfictional work? In this lecture, two writers for The Atlantic and The New York Times’ “Modern Love” discuss how to navigate the writing process when your work includes deeply personal details about yourself or others—sex, family, health, romance, and so much more. Questions we will address include "How do we approach the writing process?" and "What public and private considerations should we keep in mind during and after the publication process?" What are the advantages and disadvantages of plumbing your own life for artistic truth? How does the personal differ in fiction and nonfiction, if at all?

CO-PRESENTER: Courtney Sender