U of I’s Robinson to be honored by White House

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Writers’ Workshop professor Marilynne Robinson will be awarded the 2012 National Humanities Medal in a ceremony next week.

Robinson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, is among 12 people set to be honored on July 10 by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House, according to the Iowa City Press Citizen (http://icp-c.com/1252pIB ).

Robinson has been teaching at the University of Iowa for more than two decades. Her novel, “Gilead,” won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005.

The White House said Robinson was selected for the medal for her grace and intelligence in writing.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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