This Saturday at 9 p.m., tune in to hear hosts Catherine Cuellar and Randy Gordon chat up Marilynne Robinson. Art&Seek presents The Writers Studio on KERA FM 90.1. The series of interviews with some of our most accomplished authors is produced by The Writer’s Garret.
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Robinson has been called by the London Times, “The world’s best writer of prose”—a bold statement considering she has written only eight books in nearly thirty years. Her first novel, Housekeeping, came out in 1980 and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her next novel, Gilead, arrived 24 years later, and garnered both the Pulitzer AND National Book Critics Circle Award. While uniquely focused on American traditions and way of life, these books bring to light the struggles of everyday humanity, as illustrated in her most recent novel, Home, which received the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is also the author of four nonfiction books, including Mother Country, which was nominated for a National Book Award. In 2012 Robinson received the National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, for “her grace and intelligence in writing.”
Listen to previous Writers Studio interviews here. And stay tuned for the next and final installment in this series of The Writers Studio. Eric Bogosian will join Catherine and Randy on Saturday May 3, same time, same place.