New Greenbelt talk posted: What then shall we write?

September 1st 2015

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After living feral in a field for a week, I’m back, clothed and in my right mind, and I appear to have committed art. Or at least art criticism. What then shall we write? looks at three brilliant books – The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty, The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell, and Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. It also contains some guidance – they sure ain’t rules – for writing about faith and the faithful in fiction and, inevitably, all the answers I come up with involve hard work and uncomfortable choices.

But it does contain this sentence: Truth, in fiction, is an almost unbearably terrible weapon.


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