October 23 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Muelder Reading Room, Seymour Library
The grand finale of a year-long series of Caxton Club readings in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Program in Creative Writing, we welcome Marilynne Robinson, the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, for “her grace and intelligence in writing.”
In 2013 she was awarded South Korea’s Pak Kyong-ni Prize for her contribution to international literature. She is the author of Lila, a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Home, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a finalist for the National Book 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, which was nominated for a National Book Award.
She lives in Iowa City where she taught at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop for twenty-five years.
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