Marilynne Robinson Wins the Orange Prize
Monday, June 8, 2009
Workshop faculty member Marilynne Robinson has been awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction for her third novel, Home, the companion to her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gilead. The British award is given annually for the best novel, written in English, by a woman.
Robinson competed with five other female fiction writers from around the world for the Orange honor, which included a $48,000 cash prize. Fi Glover, chair of judges, described "Home" as a "kind, wise, enriching novel" that was "exquisitely crafted." Added Glover, "We were unanimously agreed -- it is a profound work of art. The award was presented to her at a ceremony on June 3rd, at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
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Robinson Wins the Orange Prize for "Home"