Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Author as God?

One of my writer forums alerted me to a fascinating interview with science fiction writer Mary Doria Russell. America Public Media's Krista Tippett interviewed Ms. Russell for the Speaking of Faith program. Here is the introduction (from the website):

"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

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