Articles — Pulitzer Prize

The World of Gilead

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Author Marilynne Robinson’s first novel, Housekeeping, was published in 1980. More than two decades later, after many years of teaching at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Robinson published a new novel, Gilead, in 2004. The praise for this unique, memoir-style novel was nearly universal. Gilead won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award. Robinson, who earned her doctorate in English from The University of Washington in 1977, has since also been awarded the 2012 National Humanities Medal and the 2016 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, both lifetime achievement awards for her...

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