Conversation with Dr. Marilynne Robinson about her novel, Jack. Jack is the fourth novel in the Gilead series.
Dr. Marilynne Robinson has been writer-in-residence or visiting professor at many universities. She currently teaches at the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. She has served as a deacon, and sometimes preaches, for the Congregational United Church of Christ.
Robinson is the author of many books and 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 Housekeeping.
Our moderator is Eliza Griswold, author of The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam; the translator of I Am the Beggar of the World, a collection of Afghan women’s folk poems; the author of the poetry collections Wideawake Field and If Men, Then; and the recipient of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for her book Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America. She is a contributing writer at The New Yorker.