On Monday 13 March Marilynne Robinson is coming to speak at St Mellitus College, giving the first of our McDonald Lecture Series 2017 on the subject of 'Theology for our Time'.
Marilynne Robinson is the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, for 'her grace and intelligence in writing.' In 2016 she awarded the Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement Award in American Fiction, as well as the Dayton Peace Prize’s Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2013 she was awarded South Korea’s Pak Kyong-ni Prize for her contribution to international literature. She is the author of Lila, a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, 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 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 lives in Iowa City where she taught at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop for twenty-five years.
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Admission Free | Monday 13 March | Doors 6.45pm | Lecture 7.15pm
St Mellitus College | 24 Collingham Road | London | SW5 0LX
For more information visit www.stmellitus.ac.uk/mcdonaldlectures2017.
This lecture series has been enabled through a generous donation from the McDonald Agape Foundation, in partnership with St Mellitus College.