Marilynne Robinson, author of Housekeeping, Gilead, Home, Lila and Jack, is the winner of the Hemingway PEN award, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Women’s Prize for Fiction and has been nominated twice for the International Booker Prize. She has also published six volumes of essays. In 2012, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama, and in 2016 she was given The Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction and was one of TIME magazine’s list of 100 most influential people. She lives in Iowa.

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I just write what’s on my mind and I’m extremely grateful for the fact other people find what is on my mind is meaningful to them also, it seems almost miraculous to me.

Marilynne Robinson