Welcome to the website of Nancy K. Miller, feminist author, memoirist, teacher

Nancy K. Miller. My Brilliant Friends

My Brilliant Friends…

Three women changed my life—Carolyn Heilbrun, Naomi Schor, and  Diane Middlebrook. My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism is the story of our transformative relationships. I mourn and miss these friends, who died in the early years of the 2000s, and I also want to celebrate their extraordinary gifts. The title is my homage to the portrait of passionate relations between women in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels. My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism will be published by Columbia University Press in the Gender and Culture Series, January 2019. Read more »

Nancy K. Miller. Did you smoke?

My Multifocal Life. Writings and drawings, as well as diary posts and articles about the ups and downs of living with cancer—my story almost seven years and two surgeries in, but also the narratives of others. Continue reading »

Nancy K. Miller

In Books… These three twenty-first century memoirs represent different aspects of my history as a feminist critic and Jewish New Yorker—from my ex-pat years in Paris, besotted with French literature, to my engagement with memoir and the work it does in the world, to the discovery of a lost family narrative that revealed the mysteries of my immigrant origins. View all books »

From the Diary… Cancer Gadfly, travel writing, graphic memoirs, Paris memoir, feminist friends, Jewish history/culture, conferences, and much more. View the diary »