Block, Ed, Jr. “An Interview with Larry Woiwode.” Renascence: Essays on Value in Literature 44 (Fall, 1991): 17-30. Woiwode discusses the writer’s task, the importance of his own family to his work, his current writing projects, his personal life, and his opinion of several young writers.
Chappell, F. “American Gothic.” National Review, March 24, 1989, 45-46. A favorable review of Born Brothers that explores the book’s American roots.
Connaughton, Michael E. “Larry Woiwode.” In American Novelists Since World War II, Second Series. Vol. 6 in Dictionary of Literary Biography, edited by James E. Kibler, Jr. Detroit: Gale Research, 1980. An assessment of Woiwode’s gift for regional fiction that explores the themes and narrative style of his first two novels.
Flower, Dean. Review of The Neumiller Stories, by Larry Woiwode. The Hudson Review 43 (Summer, 1990): 311. Flower’s extensive and perceptive review of Woiwode’s stories examines the early stories, their alterations in novel form, and their “un-gathering,” revising, and “unrevising” in The Neumiller Stories. For Flower, the stories form a “superb family chronicle,” with the three new stories adding new layers to the Neumiller characters. Of particular interest is Flower’s comment on the way Woiwode “expands the frame” at the end of the story and leaves his readers with an image that resembles a snapshot, a moment caught in time.
Freise, Kathy. “Home Again on the Prairie.” North Dakota Horizons 23 (Summer, 1993): 19-23. Details Woiwode’s connections with the state and its role in his books dealing with the Neumiller family.
Gardner, John. Review of Beyond the Bedroom Wall, by Larry Woiwode. The New York Times Book Review 125 (September 28, 1975): 1-2. An enthusiastic review of what most critics believe is Woiwode’s best novel; Gardner’s plaudits won a wide audience for Woiwode beyond the small circle of intellectuals who had hailed his first novel.
Jones, Timothy. “The Reforming of a Novelist.” Christianity Today, October 26, 1992, 86-89. In this interview, Woiwode discusses his view of the nonreligious, humanistic approach of the...