Marilynne Robinson, Colm Toibin Panel Discussion

There was a saying in Marilynne Robinson's household: 'Do not speak if you cannot improve upon silence.' Both Marilynne Robinson and Colm Toibin certainly improve upon silence in this vibrant onstage conversation. [MORE]
Marilynne Robinson, Colm Toibin and Eleanor Wachtel
Listen to the full episode1:03:59

This week, a lively and entertaining conversation from the International Festival of Authors with two wonderful writers - Marilynne Robinson and Colm Toibin.  

Note: This audio contains material not heard in the broadcast version of the show, including readings by both Robinson and Toibin.

 'I'm uneasy about the idea that a mother's job is just to mother, and to go on mothering and mothering.  It's so close to smothering.  It couldn't be an accident."  Colm Toibin

MUSIC TO CLOSE THE ROBINSON, TOIBIN INTERVIEW:
CD: PENGUIN CAFE ORCHESTRA
CUT 6: "Numbers 1 to 4"
Composer: Simon Jeffes
Performer: Penguin Cafe Orchestra
LABEL: VIRGIN RECORDS 509992