Interview with Ruth Finnegan: Black Inked Pearl
Black Inked Pearl: A Girl’s Quest
Garn Press (2015)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (02/16)
Article first published as Interview: Ruth Finnegan, Author of ‘Black Inked Pearl: A Girl’s Quest’ on Blogcritics.
Interview with Ruth Finnegan “Journey of Discovery”: Grass Miracle from the Earth
Grass Miracle from the Earth is a well informed and interesting book about grass. What intrigued you about this project?
Well, I was just so astounded that something so humble and unnoticed had all these qualities! I kept finding more and more and more (the ‘miracle’ in the title cropped up pretty soon) – and they just couldn’t stop!
Actually having finished it I see it’s pretty typical of my work as an anthropologist: to look deep into the ordinary – whatever, wherever – and find the extraordinary and the magical. So mine, I feel, is really a pretty good calling and one that suits me ( and my family inheritance) exactly.
You are the editor along with Maria Teresa Agozzino and author David Campbell Callender. What was the collaboration like in this book?