Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson
on the literary, philosophical, and religious figures that have influenced her thought.


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Marilynne Robinson is an acclaimed American novelist and essayist.

She is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of English and Creative Writing at the prestigious Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa.

Robinson is the author of four novels, Housekeeping, Gilead, Home, and Lila, as well as several nonfiction works such as When I Was a Child I Read Books, Absence of Mind, The Death of Adam, Mother Country, and, most recently, The Givenness of Things (FSG, 2015).

Her writing has has received many awards such as the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2005), the Orange Prize for Fiction (2009), the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (twice; 2005, 2014), as well as the Pen/Diamondstein-Spielvoel Award for the Art of the Essay (1999), andn the Louisville Gravemeyer Award in Religion (2006).