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Marilynne Robinson

Biography

Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson is the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, for "her grace and intelligence in writing." She is the author of GILEAD, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award; HOME, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and LILA, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her first novel, HOUSEKEEPING, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Robinson's nonfiction books include THE GIVENNESS OF THINGS, WHEN I WAS A CHILD I READ BOOKS, ABSENCE OF MIND, THE DEATH OF ADAM and MOTHER COUNTRY. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

Marilynne Robinson

Books by Marilynne Robinson

by Marilynne Robinson - Fiction

Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with JACK, the latest novel in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction.

by Marilynne Robinson - Fiction

LILA, a moving expression of the mysteries of existence, is a new American classic from Marilynne Robinson --- the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of GILEAD; HOME, a National Book Award finalist; and HOUSEKEEPING.

by Marilynne Robinson - Fiction

GILEAD tells of three generations spanning the Civil War to the twentieth century, a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames, this brilliant novel reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life.