The Wheatley Institution

Truman G. Madsen Lecture on Eternal Man: The Sacred, The Human

September 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Marilynne Robinson will deliver our annual Truman G. Madsen Lecture in the JSB Auditorium on September 15, 2016.

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 Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a finalist for the National Book Award and, 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 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 recently released The Givenness of Things, an essay collection focused on the reverence that must be given to who we are and what we are. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Iowa City.


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