A Conversation with Marilynne Robinson
In her new book, the famed writer Marilynne Robinson offers a series of essays that amount to a critique of contemporary society. Robinson is a devout Christian and an avowed humanist, and she puts humankind at the center of creation, because of its unique value and in spite of its errors. She also laments that our once great exploration of intellectual and artistic potential has been eclipsed by a fascination with technology. Robinson joins us Tuesday to talk about her work and her hope for humanity.
Marilynne Robinson is the author of the novels Lila, Home, Gilead, and Housekeeping, in addition to four books of nonfiction. Her latest is called The Givenness of Things [Amazon|Indiebound]. She teaches at the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop.