Marilynne Robinson’s mythical world of Gilead, Iowa—the setting of her novels Gilead, Home, and Lila, and now Jack—and its beloved characters have illuminated and interrogated the complexities of American history, the power of our emotions, and the wonders of a sacred world. Robinson’s Gilead novels, which have won one Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Critics Circle Awards, are a vital contribution to contemporary American literature and a revelation of our national character and humanity. Join Marilynne Robinson on her virtual book tour for Jack.
9/29: Community Bookstore / Brooklyn Book Festival – 7:30pm EST, ticketed conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang
9/30: Politics and Prose, 6pm EST, ticketed conversation with R.O. Kwon
10/1: Barnes & Noble, 7pm EST, ticketed virtual event with purchase of the signed edition with exclusive link sent day of the event, in conversation with Michael Silverblatt
10/2: Literary Arts / Black Mountain Institute / The Loft / Wordplay / Wisconsin Book Festival, 8pm EST, conversation with C Pam Zhang
10/5: InPrint Houston / Brazos Bookstore – 8pm EST / 7pm CST, ticketed conversation with Chris Adrian
10/6: PEN Out Loud – 8pm EST, ticketed conversation with Alexander Chee, co-sponsored by The Strand Bookstore
10/13: 92Y Poetry Center, 7pm ET ticketed conversation with Ayana Mathis, book sales through Bookshop.org
10/14: Harvard Book Store, 7pm EST ticketed conversation with Fatima Farheen Mirza
Marilynne Robinson is the author of the novels Lila, Home, Gilead (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), and Housekeeping, and the nonfiction books, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Mother Country, The Death of Adam, and Absence of Mind. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.