A. G. Mojtabai

A. G. Mojtabai teaches at the University of Tulsa. Twice honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters—with the Rosenthal Award and the Academy Award for Literature—her books have won numerous awards, including the Lillian Smith Award for the best book about the American South. She is the author of many novels, including Called Out as well as the article "Religion and the Writer: A Missed Connection," which appeared in the Spring 1995 issue of the Wilson Quarterly.


Volume 15

Guests on Volume 15: Jean Bethke Elshtain, on Democracy on Trial; Barry Alan Shain, on communalism in early American Protestantism; Christopher Wolfe, on the moral basis for strong local government; A. G. Mojtabai, on how contemporary novelists ignore religion; Robert Pinsky, on the challenges of translating Dante's Inferno; Suzanne Wolfe, on choosing books for children; Amy Waldman, on the ersatz community of TV shopping networks; Mark Crispin Miller, on the dehumanized feeling so common in modern advertising; Ted Prescott, on the Whitney Biennial, Bruce Nauman, and the "Mutant Materials" exhibit; and Edward Rothstein, on the inner meaning of music and mathematics.