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How Today's Heartland Fiction Can Break Us Out Of Our Bubbles

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.13.2017 | Arts

As the results of the 2016 presidential election trickled in on Nov. 8, 2016, all eyes were suddenly glued to the center of the electoral map: Ohio, M...

The New "O" Book Club: 12 Fiction Picks from President Obama

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.18.2017 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Julianna Haubner | Off the Shelf President Obama has made it clear over the past 8 years that books are a big part of his life--whether he's shopp...

The Givenness Of Things

Thought Matters | Posted 11.02.2016 | Religion
Thought Matters

By Marilynne Robinson HUMANISM Humanism was the particular glory of the Renaissance. The recovery, translation, and dissemination of the litera...

Christians, Fear, and the Refugee Paradox

Micah Conkling | Posted 11.20.2016 | Religion
Micah Conkling

Those in Christian culture can often seem like ambulance chasers hovering around cultural shifts, ready to defend and preserve Christian "values" - or attack when necessary. Christians in America should not be so worried about being a Christian nation, but instead recommit themselves to being Christians.

Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman: A Texas Novel by Elizabeth Harris

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.20.2016 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

In award-winning short fiction writer Elizabeth Harris's novel Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman, Harris masterfully explores the way that a momentary concession can irrevocably and completely change the course of a life.

What Happens When The President Interviews A Humble Author From Iowa

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

In her first book of collected essays, novelist, teacher and lecturer Marilynne Robinson wrote that, while she’s thankful for her academic career, s...

Marilynne Robinson's Brilliant Essay On Fear And Christianity In America

The New York Review Of Books | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.16.2015 | Religion

America is a Christian country. This is true in a number of senses. Most people, if asked, will identify themselves as Christian, which may mean only ...

What Is The Man Booker Longlist Really Saying?

Steven Petite | Posted 08.05.2016 | Books
Steven Petite

ntroduced in 1969, the prize is every bit as prestigious to the UK as the National Book Award is to the literary community of America, but last year, a rule change allowed not just novels written by UK writers, but works from any Novelist writing in the English language.

Grace in the Media

Martin Marty | Posted 06.28.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Now and then we do stop to notice some of this "soft news," which surfaces in explicitly religious comment and, shall we call it, "theology," which is what it is.

Elizabeth Harris on her Forthcoming Texas Novel

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 05.05.2015 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

Elizabeth Harris's novel "Mayhem: Three Lives of a Woman" won the Gival Press Novel Award and will be published by Gival Press on October 5, 2015.

The Books We Loved in 2014

The New York Public Library | Posted 02.22.2015 | Books
The New York Public Library

Each year, millions of books make their way through The New York Public Library system. With so many books to choose from, it would seem an impossible task for our librarians to select their favorites. But, shockingly, it wasn't nearly as difficult as we thought!

Watch: Keeping Faith In Democracy

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Marilynne Robinson's new book, Lila, has been acclaimed by critics as "unflinching," "an exquisite novel of spiritual redemption and love," and "a book whose grandeur is found in its humility."

Claire Fallon

The Book We're Talking About

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books

Lila by Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26.00 Published Oct. 7, 2014 The Book We're Talking About is a weekly review combining pl...

Marilynne Robinson's "Lila"

Martin Marty | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

Being "Spiritual?" "Religious?" They are both easy. Robinson writes explicitly "Christianly," and that is harder. In a time when the "Prosperity Gospel" rules, she excises the word and concept "prosperity."

Marilynne Robinson On Writing Novels About Faith

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) What are you afraid of? That’s what Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson asks writers who shy away from writing about fai...

Q&A with Rebecca Rasmussen About Her Novel 'Evergreen'

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

In her review of "Evergreen" for BookPage, Trisha Ping writes: "With its quiet beauty, deep compassion and strong emotional pull, Evergreen cements Rasmussen's reputation as one of our most talented new writers."

Famous Author Discusses Gay Marriage, Guns And Christian Fear

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Pulitzer-Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson draws a wide fan base that spans lovers of serious literature, including many conserva...

Grieving Newtown: Seven Lessons In Healthy Sorrow

Greg Garrett | Posted 02.15.2013 | Religion
Greg Garrett

I've been asked to write about theology and violence after every recent mass shooting, and I am sick to death of doing so, but the Newtown shootings feel different to me.

When Literary Characters Aren't Stereotypical

Dave Astor | Posted 08.07.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Who are your favorite non-stereotypical literary characters?

Marilynne Robinson: 'When I Was A Child I Read Books'

Posted 03.20.2012 | Books

By Madeline Crum, The Huffington Post: The following is an excerpt from "When I Was A Child I Read Books" by Marilynne Robinson [Farrar, Straus and Gi...

The Bolshoi Ballet In Theaters

Posted 03.12.2012 | Home

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Not Many Novels From Some Novelists

Dave Astor | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

There are various reasons why some authors have sparsely populated canons. Some die young or relatively young. Some deal with ill health. Some feel they've said all they want to say in their minimal output.

Fifteen of This Millennium's Top Novels

Dave Astor | Posted 10.29.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

These aren't necessarily the best novels of the past 11 years, because there are acclaimed books I've yet to read.

PHOTOS: HuffPost Editors' Picks, Books We're Loving Right Now

Posted 06.30.2011 | Books

The reporters and editors on the Huffington Post staff are serious book lovers and we wanted to know what they're reading and loving now, hoping that ...

Books That Changed The Way We Think About The Earth

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

We may be incredibly pessimistic about the direction our country is headed at the moment, but so were many residents back in the last days of Manifest...