Marilynne Robinson doesn’t believe in sequels and never uses an idea she knows the origin of. In this Open House interview, we explore other aspects of her writing life:
How she discovered her ‘voice’ as a writerListen to it all (either directly or by podcast).
Why she wrote Housekeeping in the dark and why she writes all her fiction in long-hand first
The reason behind the 24-year wait for her second novel
How her characters take on a life of their own
Her Christian faith and the influence of sixteenth-century theologian John Calvin on her writing
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