Meet the Members: Tamara Saviano

“I love the slate of classes presented by the Writers’ League and look forward to taking several classes this year.”

— Tamara Saviano

A member of the Writers’ League since December 2018, Tamara lives in Austin, TX.

Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?

Tamara Saviano: Biography and memoir.

Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?

TS: Patti Smith. I’d ask her how she gets so much emotion on the page in so few words. Just Kids and M Train are beautiful memoirs.

Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?

TS: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche.

Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?

TS: I wish I would have found you sooner. I love the slate of classes presented by the Writers’ League and look forward to taking several classes this year.

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

TS: I love biography and memoir but I may want to tackle fiction someday. It feels daunting to me.

Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?

TS: Lawrence Wright’s God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State. I really couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting.

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion! 

TS: I wrote a biography about legendary Texas songwriter Guy Clark (Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, Texas A&M University Press) and then decided to write and produce a documentary based on the book. What was I thinking?  Hoping to bring the documentary out into the light in 2020.

Thank you, Tamara!

If you’re a Writers’ League member and you’d be interested in being interviewed for our Meet the Members feature, email us at member@writersleague.org for more information. It’s a great way for other members to get to know you and for you to share a bit about what you’re working on!

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