Robinson's Gilead May Sweep Awards
Iowa Writer's Workshop instructor Marilynne Robinson's latest book, Gilead is a New York Times Notable Book, has just been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner award is also nominated for the National Book Critics Circle award, and is a front-runner for the Pulitzer Prize and is among the nominees for the UK's Orange Prize. Whew. Gilead is about a 76 year-old man examines his life and communicates with his young son. The Des Moines Register examines Robinson's chances.