Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20060118, 20051026
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel Gilead, Marilynne Robinson took over 20 years after her highly acclaimed 1981 first novel, Housekeeping, to come out with this second novel. A professor at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop since 1991, Robinson’s Gilead looks at three generations beginning with abolitionist days in Iowa and Kansas, and talks about how she incorporates the sense of place and of history into her work.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
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