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Marilynne Robinson to retire from Workshop

F. Wendell Mills Professor of Creative Writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Marilynne Robinson will teach her last class Friday. Robinson’s work has been awarded with the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Orange Prize, two National Book Critics Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. For the past 25 years, Robinson has taught graduate fiction workshops as […]

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Just announced: Marilynne Robinson to give free lecture at the Englert on Dec. 9

The University of Iowa announced today that Pulitzer prize winning novelist and Iowa Writer’s Workshop professor Marilynne Robinson will give a free lecture at the Englert Theatre on Dec. 9 at 5:30 pm. The lecture, dubbed “The American Scholar Now,” is a late addition to the UI’s Creative Matters series. Robinson recently drew national attention […]

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Obama and Writers’ Workshop prof Marilynne Robinson talk books, democracy and Christianity

The New York Review of Books today released its first installment of a two-part conversation between President Obama and his favorite author, Marilynne Robinson, professor at the Iowa Writers Workshop. In the talk, Robinson tells the president, “I think that the basis of democracy is the willingness to assume well about other people.” Obama said […]

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