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									Marilynne RobinsonMarilynne Robinson
Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson writes "quiet" novels of astonishing beauty, peopled with unforgettable characters, and suffused in deeply spiritual themes like faith, atonement, and redemption.

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Marilynne Robinson
Current Home:
Iowa City, Iowa
Date of Birth:
November 26, 1943
Place of Birth:
Sandpoint, Idaho
B.A., Brown University, 1966
National Book Critics Circle Award, 2004 and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, 2005 for Gilead

Robinson's Bestseller

Published Works

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								Gilead, Author: 
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by Marilynne Robinson
In a letter to his son, the Reverend John Ames recollects his fiery grandfather, his peace-loving father, and his own uneasy relationship with his namesake. Gilead is a triumph of storytelling and a rich meditation on the bonds between fathers and sons.

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								Mother Country, Author: 
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*  Housekeeping (1981)
*  Mother Country (1989)
*  The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought (2000)
*  Gilead (2004)

An Acclaimed Debut

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								Housekeeping, Author: 
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Robinson's acclaimed coming of age story set in Idaho mountain lake country was named one of The New York Times's Books of the Century. "The language is so precise, so distilled and so beautiful one does not want to miss any pleasure it might yield up to patience," said the review.

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A Writer's Rituals

In our exclusive interview, we asked Robinson to tell us about any writing rituals she might employ. "I don’t write at a desk," she revealed. "I used to write on a big old couch, but I gave that away. I was wise enough to give it to my son, so if it turns out that the couch was essential to my work, at least the decision to be rid of it is not irreversible."