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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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Thomas Fox Averill

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Wichita, Kan.

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New Letters on the Air Archive Audio on The Paris Review Podcast

The Paris Review’s podcast for Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, will feature John Ashbery reading his poem “Soonest Mended,” from a 1986 New Letters on the Air program. More information and links to The Paris Review Podcast here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.