Extraordinary Lives: Marilynne Robinson in Conversation with Bill Kelly

MAY 01, 2013 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

Photo credit: Kelly Ruth Winter



The Graduate Center
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1201: Elebash Recital Hall


May 01, 2013: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM


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Graduate Center President Bill Kelly speaks one-on-one with Marilynne Robinson, one of the country’s most singular and powerful literary voices. With her first novel, Housekeeping, published in 1980, Robinson established herself as a commanding artistic and intellectual figure. Her subsequent work includes the novels Home and Gilead, which won the Pulitzer Prize. Robinson’s essay collections— The Birth of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought; Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self; and When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays—have each expanded on her aesthetic and moral vision. In addition to the Pulitzer, her work has been awarded a National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Grawemeyer Award in Religion, and has been a finalist for the National Book Award.