Marilynne Robinson is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Women's Prize for Fiction and she has twice been nominated for the International Booker Prize. In 2013 she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama. She lives in Iowa.
Grace and intelligence . . . [her work] defines universal truths about what it means to be humanRobinson urges her audience to stand by what makes us human - "creative, knowing, efficacious, deeply capable of loyalty". The argument is sophisticated and persuasive - GuardianA bracing, stringent book that continually challenges the reader - Telegraph