April 14, 2006

Pulitzer Prize-Winning "Gilead" Author To Speak At Samford April 26

"...Robinson's novel Gilead won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Book Critics Circle Award as last year's best novel. Robinson also won the $200,000 Graumeyer Award for an outstanding work in religion..."

Gilead book coverPulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson will speak at Samford University Wednesday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m. in Reid Chapel. The public is invited free of charge.

Robinson's novel Gilead won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Book Critics Circle Award as last year's best novel. Robinson also won the $200,000 Graumeyer Award for an outstanding work in religion.

Gilead is the fictional account of an elderly minister and his deep Christian faith. Robinson's first novel, Housekeeping (1980) won a PEN/Hemingway Award for best first novel, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

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