Biography

Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson is the author of GILEAD, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and HOME, winner of the Orange Prize, the L.A. 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 ABSENCE OF MIND, THE DEATH OF ADAM, and MOTHER COUNTRY, which was nominated for a National Book Award. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Iowa City.

Marilynne Robinson

Books by Marilynne Robinson

by Marilynne Robinson - Family & Relationships, Fiction

Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church—the only available shelter from the rain—and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the days of suffering that preceded her newfound security. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Robinson’s  GILEAD and HOME, a National Book Award finalist, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence.

by Marilynne Robinson - Essays, Nonfiction

In 10 erudite essays, novelist Marilynne Robinson explores a variety of political, religious and personal subjects, offering a liberal humanist perspective grounded in her Congregationalist faith on some of the dilemmas facing American society.

by Marilynne Robinson - Fiction

GILEAD tells of three generations spanning the Civil War to the twentieth century, a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. In the luminous and unforgettable voice of Congregationalist minister John Ames, this brilliant novel reveals the human condition and the often unbearable beauty of an ordinary life.