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  1. Is Realistic Catholic Fiction a Unicorn?

    December 15, 2017 9:42 am 2 Comments

    The accusation of blasphemy, at times directed at Christ, recorded in the Gospels, has long been directed at writers of Catholic fiction attempting to be realistic. Christ was a realist about his times and the world in which he mingled. He could also at times seem idealistic, e.g. in The… Read more »

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  2. Ignatius Press Novels

    “The Creative Catholic” interviews

    May 3, 2017 2:38 pm Leave a Comment

    In Catholic World Report, writer K.V. Turley has been doing the great service of interviewing a wide range of Catholic writers and artists. So far, he has spoken with a number of authors including Catholic novelists Michael D. O’Brien and Fiorella De Maria. Here is a complete list of the… Read more »

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  3. James Casper

    Graham Greene’s Cobbled Road from St. Mary’s

    July 28, 2015 3:48 pm 3 Comments

    Graham Greene, often mentioned in these pages, had a troubled and chaotic relationship with the Catholic faith to which he converted the year before his marriage, so much so that his motives for conversion have even been questioned. At the same time, more than any writer of his day, he… Read more »

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  4. John Herreid

    Karl Schmude at The University Bookman has a new interview with Piers Paul Read, author of The Death of a Pope (and many other novels). Read is characteristically thoughtful and insightful in his comments about working as a writer, handling Catholic themes in contemporary literature, the hostility of modern culture… Read more »

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  5. Good Catastrophes, Part 2

    March 4, 2015 3:13 pm 1 Comment

      What makes for vibrant Catholic literature? Is there something missing in Catholic literature today? A lively discussion on the subject has been unfolding over the past two years. Paul Elie started the discussion with a 2012 piece arguing that we are seeing a decline in serious engagement with faith…. Read more »

    Tags: Catholic literature Catholic writers Dana Gioia eucatastrophe Evelyn Waugh Gregory Wolfe J.R.R. Tolkien Roger Thomas writing

  6. John Herreid

    “I do not write Catholic books intentionally.”

    January 28, 2015 10:54 am 5 Comments

    This is an interview from last year, but why should time matter? Especially when it involves the notoriously tricksy, almost unclassifiable science fiction writer Gene Wolfe. When many lament the state of Catholic literature these days, they almost always forget and leave out the great Catholic writers working in genre… Read more »

    Tags: Catholic writers fantasy fulton sheen gene wolfe genre fiction science fiction speculative fiction