Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Marilynne Robinson to speak at St Paul's Cathedral

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20th February 2024

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Marilynne Robinson to speak at St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral is delighted to announce that Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson will join Biblical Scholar Paula Gooder at a free event to take place at the Cathedral in May 2024.

Marilynne Robinson: Reading Genesis will take place on the 21st May 2024 at 6.30pm, and will see Marilynne Robinson and Paula Gooder exploring the first book of the Bible, its literary greatness and its eternal themes.

Marilynne is a white woman with long, straight grey hair. She wears a coral pink t-shirt and necklace under a dark blue shirt and sits on a dark wooden pew before a window with stained glass panels.

Marilynne Robinson’s new book Reading Genesis is a profound meditation on the first book of the Bible. In it she explores both its greatness as literature and its rich articulation of themes that resonate through the whole of scripture and human history – the problem of evil, God’s relationship to humanity, the meaning of creation. Join us as Marilynne Robinson and Paula Gooder discuss the book and its themes. The evening will include plenty of time for questions and answers, and BSL interpretation will be provided.

Marilynne Robinson is an award-winning novelist, best known for her Pulitzer prize-winning Gilead quartet of novels, as well as wide-ranging books of essays which explore among many other subjects the relationships between science, faith, mystery and literature. Dr Paula Gooder is Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, a renowned Biblical scholar and the author of numerous popular and academic books about the Bible and theology.

Anyone wishing to attend the event can find more information below. It will also be filmed and available on our website in the days following the event.