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Marilynne Robinson

Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 19890929

Marilynne Robinson, the author of the highly-praised novel, Housekeeping, which was turned into an equally acclaimed movie, reads from her novel and talks about her latest book, a non-fiction work called Mother Country. In this book she indicts the British government for dumping toxic waste, created in the manufacture of plutonium, into the sea in alarming amounts.

| Subject Matter: Adapting for Film, Britain, Toxic Waste | Interview Year: 1989 | Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction | Awards: Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, Orange Prize |

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