Marilynne Robinson

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Professor Emeritus

Marilynne Robinson is the author of the novels Housekeeping, Gilead, Home, and Lila, and the nonfiction works, The Givenness of ThingsWhen I Was a Child I Read BooksAbsence of Mind, The Death of Adam and Mother Country.

Her awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2005), the Orange Prize for Fiction (2009), the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (2005, 2014), the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction (2016), the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (1999), and the Louisville Gravemeyer Award in Religion (2006).