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Eastern Iowa woman to receive humanities medal from President Obama

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

An Eastern Iowa woman will be recognized by President Obama. Marilynne Robinson will be one of 12 recipients of the 2012 National Humanities Medal. Robinson is being honored for her skills in writing.

Robinson lives in Iowa City and teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has authored several novels.

President Obama will present the award at a ceremony to be held on July 10, 2013 in the East Room of the White House.

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