In 1999 I had the pleasure of conducting another interview with Virginia Hamilton. The first time I had Virginia on the program it was a rather unique experience because Virginia had been joined in studio for a joint interview with her husband the poet Arnold Adoff. For this second interview Virginia traveled the half mile or so from her home in Yellow Springs to our studios and I had the opportunity to converse with her again about her incredible body of work.
At that time Virginia had just published her novel "Bluish" and she explained during this interview that the word "Bluish" was something that she had learned from her children. We had a lovely chat that day. It seems hard to believe that it was almost 20 years and that Virginia is no longer with us. She wrote over 40 books. She was amazing.
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