Marilynne Robinson Wins the National Book Critics Circle Award

Iowa Writers' Workshop faculty Marilynne Robinson's novel, Lila, won the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction at a ceremony Thursday, March 12, 2015 at The New School in New York. 

Lila is the third in a trilogy of novels about the small town of Gilead, Iowa: Gilead (also a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction) and Home. The judges called the novel, which centers on a homeless young woman who marries a minister, “another miraculous and momentous American portrait” and praised Ms. Robinson for her “glorious language shot through with light and grace . . . No one writes so simply yet profoundly of our yearnings and struggles, our troubling doubts and grateful affirmations of the good when we encounter it at last."

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