CANCELLED: Literature & Spirituality | Marilynne Robinson

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 5:30pm
Admission: 
Free; no tickets or registration
Location: 
Event description: 

As you may know, Yale University’s response to concerns over the transmission of COVID-19 has entailed numerous adjustments and cancellations that affect a large number of people in the Yale community and beyond. In accordance with Yale’s guidelines, this event will take place online with no live audience.

Livestream link coming soon!

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“The Ways We Use History”

A second talk by Robinson, “How We Talk About the Present,” follows on April 14.

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, Home, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Robinson’s nonfiction books include The Givenness of Things, 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.

 

 

 

Open to: 
General Public