When I Was a Child I Read Books

When I Was a Child I Read Books


By (author) Marilynne Robinson

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  • Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 218mm x 30mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 22 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844087719
  • ISBN 13: 9781844087716
  • Sales rank: 177,863

Product description

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.

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Author information

Marilynne Robinson was born in 1947. Her first novel, Housekeeping (1981) received the PEN/Hemingway award for best first novel as well as being nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Gilead won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2005. Home won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2009.