Of Marilynne Robinson, Michael Arditti said that there is 'no contemporary novelist whose work I would rather read'. However she is not only a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, but also a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. In this luminous new collection she returns to the themes which have preoccupied her bestselling novels: the place literature has in life, the role of faith in modern living, the contradictions inherent in human nature. Clear-eyed and forceful as ever, Robinson demonstrates once again why she is regarded as one of our best-loved writers.
Marilynne Robinson wurde 1943 in Sandpoint, Idaho, am See aus "Haus ohne Halt" geboren. Sie studierte in Rhode Island Englische Literatur, promovierte in Washington und lehrte als Writer-in-Residence und Gastprofessorin an zahlreichen Universitäten. Heute unterrichtet sie am Writer's Workshop in Iowa.