Marilynne Robinson

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Marilynne Robinson: 'America still has a democratic soul'
The author of Gilead on the Black Lives Matter protests, the dangers of social media, and her latest novel, Jack

Julian Coman

26, Sep, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Jack by Marilynne Robinson review – a Calvinist romance
Radiant and visionary, the fourth Gilead novel explores whether a minister’s prodigal son can be redeemed by love

Sarah Perry

25, Sep, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Book clinic: can you recommend middle-class American authors?
Yes, but go further… there are richly rewarding literary tales from Africa and South America too

Alex Preston

30, Nov, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Marilynne Robinson: ‘Obama was very gentlemanly ... I'd like to get a look at Trump’
The Pulitzer prize-winning author is ‘too old to mince words’ – and so she’s taking on the cynicism of liberals, the toxic history of America and the sloppiness of contemporary discourse

Lisa Allardice

06, Jul, 2018 @8:00 AM

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What will you be reading next year? A roundup of London book fair
A new JRR Tolkien, four Naomi Alderman books and the memoirs of a mole-catcher – a collection of the biggest and most interesting books due to be published in 2019 and 2020

Sian Cain

13, Apr, 2018 @1:29 PM

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Feminist fiction drives big money at London book fair
Fierce bidding wars between publishers saw several big deals happen for politically charged novels at this year’s fair, as new books from Jeanette Winterson and Caitlin Moran were also revealed

Sian Cain

13, Apr, 2018 @1:29 PM

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Marilynne Robinson: ‘I don’t have an ideal reader in mind’
The award-winning author of four novels in 34 years has a new book of essays out. She talks about how faith can be the key to a balanced life

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Feb, 2018 @11:00 AM

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What Are We Doing Here? by Marilynne Robinson review – hope, as distinct from optimism
Essays with a religious sensibility from the author of Gilead and Housekeeping argue that modern culture tends to devalue humankind

Dinah Birch

15, Feb, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Marilynne Robinson webchat – your questions answered on Gilead, Trump and the joys of quiet
The Pulitzer prize-winning author of Gilead, Home and Lila joined us to talk about writing and the politics of the Midwest

26, Jan, 2018 @4:42 PM

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Reckoning with Gilead's moral vision
Marilynne Robinson’s novel invites readers to both judge its central characters, and to forgive them

Sam Jordison

23, Jan, 2018 @2:57 PM

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Gilead: is John Ames as good as he wants his readers to believe he is?
Marilynne Robinson’s novel manages to beguile the reader with its portrait of a quiet, resolutely workaday life – told through the eyes of a wise, if mysterious narrator

Sam Jordison

16, Jan, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Reading group: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson is January's choice
For our theme of redemption, this novel about a midwestern congregationalist minister promises to be a bracingly thoughtful start to the year

Sam Jordison

09, Jan, 2018 @9:00 AM

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