Interview: Marilynne Robinson, Author Of ‘Lila’ : NPR

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    Marilynne Robinson is from Idaho, although she’s spent years of her life on the East Coast.  The Western character is something Robinson has never let go of, it still informs her life and her writing today. She told Steve Paulson about what it means to be from the West, and her book of essays, "When I Was a Child I Read Books."

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  2. Writer Marilynne Robinson on ‘Gilead’ : NPR

    Housekeeping, the first novel from Marilynne Robinson, won a PEN/Hemingway Award. Now 23 years later, she’s written a second novel, Gilead. She’s written non-fiction in the interim, including Mother Country and The Death of Adam. Gilead is written as a letter from a 76-year-old Congregationalist Preacher to his seven-year-old son. Robinson is a Congregationalist, and has served as a deacon in the church.

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  3. Jonathan Ames II (BSS #25) : The Bat Segundo Show

    Subjects Discussed: The controversial cover of I Love You More Than You Know, self-promotional footnotes, rules for writing, writing originating from unexpected requests, “tossed off” essays, depression and writing, essays which involve the penis, the somber and introspective feel of Ames’ latest collection, Ames’ lengthy self-asseessment of his book, George Plimpton, Glenn Gould, honesty, “throwaway pieces,” graphic novels, fiction, making a living as a writer, Graham Greene, Dean Haspiel and The Alcoholic, comic book scripting, Neil Gaiman, The Extra Man screenplay, upcoming pieces in GQ and Spin, on Ames letting down his guard, comedy vs. tragedy, the audience response to “Midlife Assessment,” Tim O’Brien, an odd and paranoid use of coffee, Ames’ place as a writer, the financial realities of being a writer, Moby, on getting distracted, the burden of email, writing discpline, chicken soup, San Francisco restaurants, Anthony Trollope, Jonathan Lethem, writers named Jonathan, Jonathan Franzen, living life to write about it later, on Ames bringing pleasure to himself (not the way you’re thinking), what Ames has been collecting from hotel rooms, and a hairy call.

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