Her first novel was called Housekeeping. Released in 1980, it was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and has since been described as one of the greatest novels of all time.
Five, ten, fifteen years passed and then finally, twenty-four years after Housekeeping, the second novel arrived. It was called Gilead—and it went on to win the Pulitzer. The third novel, called Home, won Britain’s prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction.
Prolific she’s not—and perhaps that’s why each of Marilynne Robinson’s novels is a masterpiece.
Listen Now – Pulitzer winning author Marilynne Robinson talks to Sheridan Voysey
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