Event—Public Programming

The 2019 Newberry Library Award Dinner


The Board of Trustees invites you to join the Newberry in honoring Marilynne Robinson for her outstanding contributions to the humanities. Ms. Robinson is the author of Housekeeping (1980), Gilead (2005), Home (2008), and Lila (2014). She is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Prize, the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, and the National Humanities Medal, awarded in 2012 for "her grace and intelligence in writing." She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and lives in Iowa City.

6 pm: Cocktail Reception
7 pm: Presentation of the Newberry Library Award and Remarks by Marilynne Robinson
8 pm: Dinner