Marilynne Robinson reading, 2008

Marilynne Robinson reading, 2008

Audio and Video

Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City Iowa

University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop faculty member Marilynne Robinson reads from Home, the companion to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead. She is introduced by Derek Willard. Home which is a finalist for the National Book Award, portrays other characters in the Iowa town of Gilead.

Bob Thompson wrote in the Washington Post, “Set in precisely the same time and locale as Gilead, it revisits characters the author found herself unwilling to give up. Yet it is not a sequel. With different people’s stories moved to center stage, ‘Home’ manages to be both intertwined with its predecessor and a work that stands alone.” Gilead also won the Book Critics’ Circle Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping was a Pulitzer finalist two decades ago, when it won the PEN/Hemingway Award. In the intervening years she wrote two nonfiction books, Mother Country and The Death of Adam.