Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20110805, 20101029
In this interview in front of an audience at the Kansas City Public Library, Marilynne Robinson, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and more recently the 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction, discusses her classic 1980 novel, Housekeeping, as part of the NEA's Big Read program. She also reads from her most recent novel, Home, which is a sequel of sorts to the Pulitzer-winning Gilead.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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