The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South


Theology Uncorked to Feature Marilynne Robinson

Refectory, Hamilton Hall,

This session of Theology Uncorked will feature a discussion with Marilynne Robinson, distiguished author and recent recipient of an honorary degree from the University of the South. Robinson is a professor of creative writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of three highly acclaimed novels: Housekeeping (1980), Gilead (2004) and Home (2008).  Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, Robinson graduated from Brown University and started writing her first novel, Housekeeping, while in the graduate program in english at the University of Washington. Robinson has served as writer-in-residence and visiting professor at many colleges and universities, including the University of Kent in England and Amherst College. Her second book, Mother Country: Britain, The Welfare State and Nuclear Pollution (1988), evolved from an essay that she wrote for Harper’s Review and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent collection of essays, When I Was a Child I Read Books, was published in March 2012. Housekeeping was a finalist for the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Gilead was awarded the 2005 Pulitzer, and Home received the 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction.