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Conversations With Marilynne Robinson

Today’s video comes courtesy of the University of Iowa and the Big Ten Network.

As an aside, who knew the Big Ten network produced high-brow literature pieces like this? I thought it was strictly sports.

As an SEC guy, I’ve got to say—um, where you at SEC? Let’s get some William Faulkner documentaries sandwiched in between college baseball games this spring!

Anyway, Marilynne Robinson is on faculty at the University of Iowa and, five years ago, she was interviewed as part of the “Conversations from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop” series.

She talks about her three famous novels—Housekeeping, Gilead and Home—as well as her writing process. It’s an excellent interview if you have the time.

(Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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  1. Denise #

    This is a good interview. I really think it’s awesome that she wrote Housekeeping with no intent to publish and that her friend snuck it in on her. She wrote it just to write it and never thought anyone would read it.


    March 3, 2015
  2. Interesting comment on the relationship of fathers and sons. Usually that relationship gets ignored in contemporary literature.

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    March 3, 2015
  3. Thanks for the video. I love hearing well-spoken authors talk about writing and their work.

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    March 4, 2015
  4. Reblogged this on Fonte da arte.


    March 4, 2015
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