Biography for Absence of Mind : The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self

Yale University
Marilynne Robinson is the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction;Home, winner of the 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction; and Housekeeping, winner of the 1982 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction. She is also the author of two previous books of nonfiction,Mother Country and The Death of Adam. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and lives in Iowa City.