Harold Washington Literary Prize Award Winner: Marilynne Robinson in conversation with Mary Schmich

Saturday, June 11, 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

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Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead” won the Pulitzer Prize, and the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Literary Prize, and been honored with the National Humanities Medal, and most recently the Harold Washington award. She will reflect on her life in literature with the Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Mary Schmich.


Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson is the author of the novels Lila, Home, Gilead (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), and Housekeeping, and four books of nonfiction: 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.


Mary Schmich (Interviewer)

Mary Schmich is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Her column, which she has written since 1992, appears Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. A Georgia native, she was previously a Tribune national correspondent based in Atlanta. She also teaches yoga, plays mandolin and piano, and with fellow columnist Eric Zorn hosts an annual holiday singalong at the Old Town School of Folk Music.