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Conducted over a five-year period, the face-to-face interviews in this book provide a window into the personal lives of twelve of America's most significant contemporary writers.


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Conducted over a five-year period, the face-to-face interviews in this book provide a window into the personal lives of twelve of America's most significant contemporary writers.
-Publisher

In-depth interviews with 12 of America's most honored Christian writers (Buechner, Campbell, Wangerin, Keillor, Edgerton, Betts, Giardina, Goldsborough, Hassler, Payne, Dewberry, Butler) on how faith informs decisions about character, plot, point of view, use of language, choice of subject matter, and more.
-Publisher

Of Fiction and Faith features in-depth, personal interviews between W. Dale Brown and twelve American writers-from celebrated award winners to those just beginning to find readers. Conducted over a five-year period, these face-to-face interviews provide a window into the personal and literary lives of some of our most significant writers. Here the writers candidly discuss their careers and published works as well as their works in progress and their general views of the profession. In each case, the authors also talk about the intersection between faith and fiction and the role of religion in the work of a writer. Featuring interviews with: Doris Betts Frederick Buechner Robert Olen Butler Will Campbell Elizabeth Dewberry Clyde Edgerton Denise Giardina Robert Goldsborough Jon Hassler Garrison Keillor Peggy Payne Walter Wangerin Of Fiction and Faith also includes photographs, a brief introduction to each of the writers, and a chronological listing of their work. Taken together, the interviews provide a perceptive analysis of contemporary literature and a challenge to the practice of labeling books as "Christian" or "secular." In addition to serving those who are fans of one or more of these writers, this engaging volume will prove to be an excellent resource for those interested in finding quality fiction for personal reading. "Cozy fireside conversations with a dozen contemporary writers on their faith, carefully arranged and thoughtfully conceived." - Kirkus Reviews
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 114087
  • Product Code 0802843131
  • EAN 9780802843135
  • Pages 280
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Sep 1997
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 23mm
  • Weight 0.386kg

W Dale Brown

Dale Brown is the first director of The Buechner Institute. For 20 years, Brown has taught literature and writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and for more than 10 years was the director of the Festival of Faith & Writing. Brown has published extensive interviews with more than 30 American writers. Many of these were included in his book Of Faith & Fiction. A second collection, Conversations with American Writers, is forthcoming from Eerdmans Publishing. He has also written a critical biography of Frederick Buechner, The Book of Buechner: A Journey Through His Writings, published by Westminster John Knox Press

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