Originally scheduled for April, 2020, and cancelled due to Covid-19, Marilynne Robinson has revised and Zoom-recorded two lectures for us now. (Sound quality may be affected; activate the closed-captioning for best results.)
Lecture 1: Prophecy and the Present Time
Video goes live on Wednesday, June 24 at 1PM
Lecture 2: A Brief History of Ideas
Video goes live on Friday, June 26 at 1PM
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.