Marilynne Robinson is a novelist and scholar. She is a longtime professor at the University of Iowa. She is well known for her novels Housekeeping, Home, Gilead, and Lila, which address questions of faith, American history, the frontier, and the dramas and secrets of community and family. She has also written distinguished essays on nuclear disarmament, American letters, and the history of Christianity. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and a National Humanities Medal.
(co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion and the Department of English)
Reception with food and wine to follow in Chancellor Green Rotunda.