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Jack - Marilynne Robinson - <span class="date-display-single">10/02/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

Jack

10/02/2020 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with Jack, the latest novel in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction.

 

Presented in partnership with The Believer Festival, Literary Arts, and The Loft's WordPlay, Marilynne Robinson will appear live on Crowdcast to discuss her new novel, Jack. Join us at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/jack

 

Marilynne Robinson’s mythical world of Gilead, Iowa—the setting of her novels GileadHome, and Lila, and now Jack—and its beloved characters have illuminated and interrogated the complexities of American history, the power of our emotions, and the wonders of a sacred world. Jack is Robinson’s fourth novel in this now-classic series. In it, Robinson tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the prodigal son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister, and his romance with Della Miles, a high school teacher who is also the child of a preacher. Their deeply felt, tormented, star-crossed interracial romance resonates with all the paradoxes of American life, then and now. Robinson’s Gilead novels, which have won one Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Critics Circle Awards, are a vital contribution to contemporary American literature and a revelation of our national character and humanity.

About Presenter Marilynne Robinson

 

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 Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Home, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Robinson's nonfiction books include The Givenness of ThingsWhen I Was a Child I Read BooksAbsence of Mind, The Death of Adam, and Mother Country. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

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