Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick is an essayist, memoirist, and literary critic. Her works include Fierce Attachments, The Odd Woman and the City, and Approaching Eye Level. A longtime contributor to The Village Voice, she is a former fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in New York City.
View from a train passing through the Republic of Buryatia, Russia.
From the Archives

From “Siberia” to Siberia

Why Russia is not like Europe's "little countries"
Vivian Gornick
December 1, 2021
An excerpt from Vivian Gornick’s Fierce Attachments on the cover of Village Voice.
Essays

The Power of Testimony

Why personal narrative has displaced fiction
Vivian Gornick
December 1, 2021