NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and actress Angela Bassett were among those honored during Yale University's 317th commencement.
The school conferred more than 3,700 degrees Monday during ceremonies held on the school's Old Campus.
NEW YORK (AP) — A novel about a young scientist's personal and professional journey has won a $25,000 prize for debut fiction.
Publisher of Franzen, Eugenides is stepping back
NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime publisher of such prize-winning authors as Jonathan Franzen and Marilynne Robinson is stepping back.
Review: ‘What Are We Doing Here?’ by Marilynne Robinson
That Gilead, Marilynne Robinsons eloquent, meditative novel about a Congregationalist minister in Iowa, won the Pulitzer Prize back in 2005 astounded me and gave me hope. With her latest collection, What Are We Doing Here? Robinson has come through again, this time with essays on such unhip topics as God, faith and conscience that are so wide-ranging and fine they will remind you that we humans are so much grander than our politics.
Marilynne Robinson’s “Housekeeping” is a short book but not a quick read.
Winner of the PEN/Hemingway award for the “best book by an American author who has not previously published a full-length work of fiction,” “Housekeeping” is narrated by Ruth (the name is purposeful), one of two sisters who are raised by their grandmother, and then a pair of ill-suited elderly great-aunts, and then their mother’s sister Sylvie.
Marilynne Robinson honored with Library of Congress American fiction prize
Marilynne Robinson, the lauded essayist and novelist who was born and raised in North Idaho, will be honored with a program next month at the Library of Congress.
Ohio literary peace awards go to books on 20th century wars
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two books focused on the aftermath of 20th century wars are winners of awards from an Ohio group that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.
APNewsBreak: Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson
CINCINNATI (AP) — Writer Marilynne Robinson has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.
Dayton Literary Peace Prize organizers announced Wednesday that Robinson, 72, will receive this year's Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, named for the late U.S. diplomat who brokered the 1995 Bosnia peace accords reached in Ohio.