"Our guest has grappled with large moral and religious questions on and off the page. We discover what she discerned — in the act of creating a new universe — about God and about dilemmas of evil, doubt, and free will. The ultimate moral of any life and any event, she believes, only shows itself across generations. And so the novelist, like God, she says, paints with the brush of time."
Mary Doria Russell has written several books including: Dreamers of the Day, A Thread of Grace, The Sparrow and Children of God. Her website has many interesting nooks and crannies to explore as well.
"The Author as God" - Mary Doria Russell in conversation with Krista Tippett