Posted by: mollyrossiter | March 31, 2009

Pulitzer winner to speak at Kirkwood

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson  will discuss the role of religion in public discourse at Kirkwood Community College next week.

Robinson will present her lecture, “History and Moral Conflict: The Role of Religion in Public Discourse” at 11 a.m. April 9 in 234 Cedar Hall on the main Kirkwood campus. The program is free and open to the public.

Her first novel, Housekeeping (1981), won the PEN/Hemingway award for best first novel and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her second novel, Gilead, won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Ambassador Book Award. Gilead takes the form of a letter from an aging Iowa preacher to his 7-year-old son.

A third novel, Home, is also set in the fictional community of Gilead, Iowa, and is a follow-up to Gilead. It is a National Book Award finalist.

Robinson currently teaches at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop and speaks at colleges and universities across the country and abroad.

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  1. You wrote: …”Her second novel, Gilead, won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Bood Critics Circle Award and the Ambassador Bood Award.”

    Don’t theys teach ya no goood spellings down their at da Workshop? Maybe it really is Hackademia on the Prairie? LOL

    Nice Blog.


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