CFW evening with Marilynne Robinson

EDITOR'S CORRECTION: The December Redeemer Report included this article from the Center for Faith & Work with an error in the headline, misstating the first name of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Marilynne Robinson. The editor apologizes to both Marilynne Robinson and CFW for this error.

CFW is excited to announce pre-sale tickets are now on sale for an evening with Pulitzer Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson (Gilead, Home, Lila, and Housekeeping), the recipient of CFW’s inaugural Commission of Faith & Work. On February 21, 2018, hear this luminary author read from and speak about her forthcoming work, What Are We Doing Here?, a collection of essays that explore the mysteries of faith and the climate of American cultural and political life. Mining great thinkers like Tocqueville, Emerson, and Calvin, while investigating how beauty forms daily life, Robinson’s unmatched voice finds a new urgency for Americans of faith. An in-depth conversation will follow, touching on the author’s illustrious body of work, her rigorous and scholarly devotion to the humanities, and how it all has intersected with her own personal faith.

Robinson is the author of four novels: Lila (2014), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; Home (2008), winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Gilead (2004), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and Housekeeping (1980), winner of PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction. Her five nonfiction books include The Givenness of Things: Essays (2015) and The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought (1998).

Her many other honors include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Fund, the National Humanities Medal, and the American Academy of Religion in the Arts Award. Robinson, a longtime faculty member of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Robinson lives in Iowa City, Iowa, where she is a deacon for the Congregational United Church of Christ. She has received the Library of Congress’ Prize for American Fiction.

Further details and registration available at

Register before December 31, 2017 for this event’s pre-sale.

Resources and introductions into Robinson’s work:

The Givenness of Things: Essays (2016)

Gilead (2004), winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Home (2008), winner of the Orange Prize

Lila (2014), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

Housekeeping (1980), winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award

The New York Review of Books: President Obama and Marilynne Robinson In Conversation

The Paris Review on Marilynne Robinson and The Art of Fiction

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