Marilynne Robinson Biographical Note

Search form

Marilynne Robinson was educated at Brown University and the University of Washington. Her novel Housekeeping earned its author the 1982 Ernest Hemingway Foundation award for best first novel, a 1982 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a PEN/Faulkner fiction award nomination and a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize. Robinson has also published several nonfiction works, including Mother Country: Britain, the Nuclear State, and Nuclear Pollution, The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought and, most recently, Puritans and Prigs (Holt, 1999).