If You Have to Write: An Interview with Marilynne Robinson

Speaker(s): Marilynne Robinson
Date: Winter2017
Length: 1h
Product ID: RGDL4702C

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2017 Laing Lecturer and best-selling author Marilynne Robinson fields questions from host Jeff Greenman and the students of Regent College.

Hear what Robinson has to share about the writer's life, the notion of "calling," three things aspiring writers shouldn't do, the origins of John Ames in Gilead, the power of "one radiant paragraph," and much more.

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Marilynne Robinson is 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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