Marilynne Robinson - 2007

Listen to the 2007 McBride Lecture

This video is an excerpt from the Dec. 17, 2007 broadcast of Writing Out Loud, an OETA program of the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers. The interview was conducted during Ms. Robinson's visit to OC's campus for the 3rd annual McBride Lecture in Faith and Literature, co-sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the Oklahoma-Scholarship Leadership Program of the State Regents for Higher Education. This video is courtesy of Writing Out Loud.

Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize winner, was the keynote speaker at Oklahoma Christian's third-annual McBride Lecture for Faith & Literature in October.

Robinson's novel, Gilead, won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.

Her 1980 novel, Housekeeping, won the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the Academy of American Arts and Letters.

Robinson also is the author of influential nonfiction and essays. Her works have appeared in publications such as Harper's, Paris Review and The New York Times Book Review.

Robinson met with students in a variety of additional venues and formats during her visit to Oklahoma Christian.

Co-sponsors of Robinson's visit included the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the Oklahoma Scholarship-Leadership Enrichment Program (OSLEP) of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. An OSLEP seminar will be conducted with students from across the state during Robinson's visit.

To listen to a portion of Robinson's lecture please click on the "McBride Lecture" button below.

Click here to view a photo gallery from the event.

Click here to read the NEH's excerpt published in the fall Humanities (scroll to the bottom).

Click here to read an interview with Marilynne Robinson, conducted by Scott LaMascus, Professor of English and Director of the McBride Center.

Click Here to read "Toward a Dialogue on Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Home"

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