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Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne RobinsonAKA Marilynne Summers

Born: 26-Nov-1943
Birthplace: Sandpoint, ID

Gender: Female
Religion: Congregationalist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Housekeeping


[1] Formerly a Presbyterian. Quoted by Bryan Appleyard in the Sunday Times, 21 September 2008: "I never doubted the religious seriousness of my family, but they were never particularly explicit about it. To a very considerable degree, I'm a religious autodidact, but I don't know if my mother would want me to say that."

Father: John J. Summers
Mother: Ellen Harris
Husband: [Fred?] Robinson (college professor, m. 1967, div. 1989, two sons)
Son: James
Son: Joseph

    High School: Coeur d'Alene High School, Coeur d'Alene, ID (1962)
    University:
BA, Brown University (1966)
    University: MA, University of Washington
    University: PhD, University of Washington (1977)
    Teacher: Writers Workship, University of Iowa

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2010
    Obama for America
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2005 for Gilead

Author of books:
Housekeeping (1980, novel)
The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought (1998, essays)
Gilead (2004, novel)


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