Posted by Mary L. Wimberley on 2006-04-07

BIRMINGHAM---Pulitzer 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.

Robinson's Wednesday lecture is sponsored by Samford's Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, Beeson Divinity School, Samford in Mission and Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence.