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Marilynne Robinson: Obama thinks like a writer

The American writer talks God, guns and her friendship with President Obama

By Sameer Rahim  

Marilynne Robinson with President Obama in Iowa (©AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson is also one of our most penetrating and subtle essayists. Her new collection, The Givenness of Things, brings together her writing on subjects ranging from the limits of neuroscience to America’s gun problem, what it means to be a Christian writer and her friendship with President Obama. She spoke to Prospect’s Sameer Rahim

Sameer Rahim: In the collection you identify a strain within modern…

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