In Jerusalem, Marilynne Robinson Touches Stones and Hearts

One of America’s most celebrated authors explains why she reveres Moses, opposes boycotts and likes to challenge conventional wisdom.

Marilynne Robinson was hardly off the plane for 24 hours when she was taken for a walk, as guests of Jerusalem's International Writers Festival are, through Jerusalem’s Old City. She found it challenging to crystallize her impressions of a place to which she had never been before, but which, as an American writer and thinker whose work is ever...