Marilynne Robinson awarded Honorary Fellowship
We are delighted to announce that we have recently appointed distinguished and award winning author, Marilynne Robinson as an Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College.
On Friday 10th March, Robinson received her Honorary Fellowship from Mansfield Principal, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC in a lecture theatre packed with people eager to hear her talk; Cromwell and America, which was the last in the Hilary Term Mansfield Lecture series.
Marilynne Robinson is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama; the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2005); and the National Book Critics Circle Award (2008); her books include Housekeeping (1980), The Death of Adam (1998), Mother Country (1989), Lila (2014) and The Givenness of Things (2015).
Baroness Kennedy introduced her as a very, very special person whose writing is acclaimed throughout the English speaking world. She described Robinson’s Honorary Degree as a great moment for Mansfield College.
Dr Lucy Clarke, who has been studying the work of Robinson, interviewed her earlier that day. The interview will be published in the 2016/17 edition of the Mansfield Magazine.