In her latest book of essays, What Are We Doing Here?
, Robinson considers pressing questions of the state of democracy, the role of the media in public life and the place of religion in contemporary society.
In the face of rising cultural and political pessimism, Robinson reminds us of the way beauty shapes and even disciplines our daily life, and how hope might lead us out of the mire of the present.
From her first novel Housekeeping, Robinson’s fiction has received widespread acclaim and numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Gilead and the Orange Prize for Fiction for Home.
Robinson’s essays have established her as one of the finest thinkers of today, bringing her moral intelligence and generosity of spirit to subjects including literature, beauty, education and gun violence.
In 2012, she received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.
Hear from a most insightful thinker, the writer the Sunday Times hailed as ‘one of the greatest living novelists’.