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Pulitzer Prize winning author to speak at First Monday Series

January 31, 2011

Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead and author of several other books, will be speaking on the topic “Where Does it Come From?” at Dordt College on Monday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m., in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Her second address, “Christian Freedom,” is set for 7:30 p.m. in S101 located in the Science and Technology Center. The public invited and encouraged to attend.

Robinson is the author Gilead, which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Her most recent novel, Home, a companion to Gilead, won the 2008 L.A. Times Book Prize for fiction and the 2009 Orange Prize for fiction. Robinson is also the author of the modern classic Housekeeping, which won the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Award for First Fiction and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the Academy of American Arts and Letters, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in Iowa City and teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Her speech is part of Dordt College’s First Mondays Speaker Series, a series that promotes Dordt College’s mission to equip students, alumni, and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. The series brings to campus thinkers, writers, and opinion-leaders to challenge listeners to stretch their imaginations, to grow in understanding, to act boldly, and to creatively serve God’s kingdom.

These community learning experiences are free and open to the public. Dordt College is a comprehensive Reformed, Christian college located at 498 Fourth Ave. NE in Sioux Center, Iowa.

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