I am the author of "William Faulkner: The Abstract and the Actual" and editor of books on Walker Percy and Ellen Douglas. In the 1990s, my interests changed, and I produced two large biographies: "Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf" and "Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles." My husband John Irwin Fischer and I retired from Louisiana State University's English Department in 2001 and moved to Princeton, NJ. There he continued his life's work on Jonathan Swift, and I experimented with fiction and memoir. After John's death in 2015, I wrote "Body and Soul: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Healing." Then I finished editing "Jonathan Swift's Word Book," edited by A. C. Elias Jr. and John Irwin Fischer, completed by Panthea Reid. In 2018, I entered Randolph College's new MFA program in Creative Writing. My thesis is a food memoir, which I hope to complete in 2020. I have recently reviewed two food memoirs (by Fishma and Reichl) for "The Philadelphia Inquirer."