The Givenness of Things
The Lana Schwebel Memorial Lecture in Religion and Literature
followed by a book-signing & reception
View the event live on YouTube here.
Marilynne Robinson is the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, for “her grace and intelligence in writing.” She is the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Home, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Robinson’s most recent novel Lila, published in 2014, has been nominated for a National Book Award. Her nonfiction books include When I Was a Child I Read Books, 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.
The Lana Schwebel Memorial Lecture in Religion and Literature is offered in memory of the former faculty member of Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, who died unexpectedly in 2007.
Yale Literature & Spirituality Series, presented in collaboration with the Yale Divinity Student Book Supply