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Conversation: Per Petterson & Marilynne Robinson

April 27, 2007 | The Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center | NYC

Co-sponsored by The Paris Review

Discussed: how to write without sounding like oneself; the unknown self revealed through strangers; the imagined reader; passion and amnesia; family as a human phenomeon; and readings from Per Petterson’s Out Stealing Horses and Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead. Moderated by Radhika Jones and introduced by Philip Gourevitch.

• Entire conversation (49:29)

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• Mindy Aloff:
Marilynne Robinson (Housekeeping, Gilead) must be on everyone’s top 10 list of living American novelists, as well as on a top…[More]

• Victoria Redel:
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