Marilynne Robinson, Novelist
Marilynne Robinson is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and author of Gilead, which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. 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, Robinson was awarded the National Humanities Medal. Her lecture considers the question of audience in the work of Shakespeare and is followed by a response from Jeffrey Knapp (English).
At 6:00 pm, Marilynne Robinson also participates in a panel discussion with Dorothy Hale (English), Jonathan Sheehan (History), and Robert Hass (English) titled “Religion and the Art of the Novel.”
Co-presented with The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities.