August 01, 2012
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About the Author
Marilynne Robinson is the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, for her grace and intelligence in writing. She is the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Home, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Robinson's nonfiction books include The Givenness of Things, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Absence of Mind, The Death of Adam, and Mother Country. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa.
Tim Jerome has had a long career performing on and off Broadway and on the big screen. His countless stage performances include roles in Disney's Tarzan, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, and Cats. He was nominated for the Drama Desk and Tony Awards for his performance in Me and My Girl. His film credits include Streets of New York, Thirteen Days, Husbands and Wives, and Spiderman 2. On television, Tim has had featured roles in Law and Order, Third Watch, and others. Tim has also had a long career in radio and audio. He has won Earphone and Audie Awards for his audiobook performances. His many audiobook credits include narrating Marilynne Robinson's 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novel Gilead, published by Macmillan Audio.