Marilynne Robinson, Novelist
Pulitizer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Her Avenali lecture considers the question of audience in the work of Shakespeare and is followed by a response from Jeffrey Knapp (English).
Marilynne Robinson is the author of Gilead, which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Her most recent novel, Home, won the 2008 L.A. Times Book Prize for fiction and the 2009 Orange Prize for fiction. A new novel, Lila, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. She is also the author of four books of nonfiction, The Death of Adam, Absence of Mind, When I Was a Child I Read Books, and Mother Country. In 2013, President Obama awarded her the National Humanities Medal for “her grace and intelligence in writing.”
At 6:00 pm, Marilynne Robinson also participates in a panel discussion with Robert Hass (English), Dorothy Hale (English), and Jonathan Sheehan (History) titled “Religion and the Art of the Novel.”
Co-presented with The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities.
Photo: Kelly Ruth Winter