Marilynne Robinson Lecture


Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson will present the 2012-2013 Religion & Literature Lecture "Oh, the Humanities! Education and Democracy" at 3:30 pm, Friday, April 12, in the McKenna Hall Auditorium.

Marilynne Robinson is the author of three acclaimed novels: Housekeeping, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction and the American Academy and Institute's Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award; Gilead, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Ambassador Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize; and Home, winner of the Orange Prize. Her nonfiction includes Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State, and Nuclear Pollution (shortlisted for the National Book Award) and Absence of Mind. She teaches at the University of Iowa's acclaimed Writers' Workshop.

This event is hosted by the journal Religion and Literature with the generous sponsorship of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts through the Henkels Lecture Series, and additional sponsorship from Notre Dame's Department of English and the Creative Writing program.

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