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I Stand Here Ironing

I Stand Here Ironing


by Tillie Olsen

I Stand Here Ironing Resources


Tillie Olsen

A website devoted to celebrating Tillie Olsen and her work.

Tillie Olsen - Biography

A biography of Tillie Olsen, plus scholarly opinions on some of her work.

Articles and Interviews


A 1999 interview with Tillie Olsen. She discusses writing, her life, and her working-class roots.


Olsen passed away in 2007. This is her obituary in the New York Times.


A Heart In Action

A clip from a documentary, featuring interviews with Olsen and other authors on Olsen's work.


This American Life with Tillie Olsen

Tillie Olsen reads parts of "I Stand Here Ironing" on This American Life's Mother's Day 2000 episode. We always love hearing authors read their own work.

"San Francisco Writer Tillie Olsen Dies"

A 2007 NPR Weekend Edition episode about Olsen.


Olsen & Family

A photo of Olsen, her husband, and four children in 1949.

The Author

A photo of Olsen in the 1940s.

Movie or TV Productions

Tillie Olsen's "I Stand Here Ironing"

A short film based on the story.

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