In her New York Times review of Lila, Diane Johnson commends the book’s author, Marilynne Robinson, for writing about faith. It’s an act she describes as downright “courageous” given the violent and negative associations with religion today.

While Robinson has never been one to shrink from writing about matters of faith, she is hesitant to describe herself as “a religious writer.”

“I don’t like categories like religious and not religious,” said Robinson in a recent interview with The Paris…  [more]