| Birmingham -- Marilynne Robinson's second novel, Gilead, is written in the form of a letter from a 76-year old Congregationalist minister to his young son. Gilead is a meditation on family relationships, religion, and finding meaning in life. It's the 2005 winner of the Pulitizer Prize for fiction. Robinson is also the author of Housekeeping, which won the PEN/Hemingway award for best first novel. Robinson gave a lecture at Samford University, and before that, spoke with WBHM's Roseanne Pereira.