Guests in the News

One of the benefits of having world-class scholars speak at the McBride Center for Faith and Literature is following their careers and accomplishments with a sense of connection.

Marilynne Robinson's new novel Home garners praise

James Wood, of The New Yorker, reviews Home, Marilynne Robinson's third novel (click here to read).

A. O. Scott, in his New York Times review, praises Home as "a wild, eccentric, radical work of literature that grows out of the broadest, most fertile, most familiar native literary tradition." (click here for entire article)

Short story based on new Robinson book published in Harper's

The August, 2008 issue of Harper's carries "Jack," a short story based on Marilynne Robinson's latest novel, Home. Home was set to release Sept. 2, 2008. Contact Harper's for this issue at


Norris moderates discussion on Robinson's Housekeeping on New York Times site

OC students, alumni, and faculty are enjoying a public dialogue between two guests we have known and enjoyed on campus during recent McBride Lecture events. Kathleen Norris, McBride Lecturer 2005, was invited to help moderate a discussion of the work of Marilynne Robison, who delivered the McBride Lecture 2007. Click here to follow the discussion.

Pinsky celebrates words and music

Robert Pinsky celebrates "Words and Music" at a poetry reading incorporating jazz. Click here for the full article.

Pinsky releases new volume

Robert Pinsky releases his seventh volume of poetry, "Gulf Music." Click here for the review.

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