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Roxana Robinson

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Born in Pine Mountain, Kentucky, Roxana Robinson grew up in New Hope, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Buckingham Friends School, in Lahaska, and from The Shipley School, in Bryn Mawr. She attended Bennington College and studied with Bernard Malamud and Howard Nemerov. She received a B.A. degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan.

Genres: Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
February 2024

   Summer Light (1995)
   This Is My Daughter (1998)
   Sweetwater (2003)
   Cost (2008)
   Sparta (2013)
   Dawson's Fall (2019)
   Leaving (2024)
   A Glimpse of Scarlet (1991)
   A Perfect Stranger (1995)
   Asking for Love (1996)
Novellas and Short Stories
   This Is America (2012)
Non fiction show
Roxana Robinson recommends
On a Night of a Thousand Stars (2022)
Andrea Yaryura Clark
"In Andrea Clark's debut novel, she has accomplished the remarkable feat of rendering the political and the human story, telling a painful narrative of lives lost, Argentinian history, and the family. Brava and welcome."
Gateway to the Moon (2018)
Mary Morris
"Mary Morris, braids a vivid and surprising narrative, bringing together little-known history with little-known landscapes to produce a fascinating story of immigration, faith and family. Brava."
The Confusion of Languages (2017)
Siobhan Fallon
"I love Siobhan Fallon's writing about military families. It's a world that may be unfamiliar to civilians, but Fallon delivers it brilliantly, charting its strict hierarchies, emotional complexities and fierce loyalties. Her new novel, A Confusion of Languages, chronicles a collision between two couples deployed in Jordan, raising questions of cultural sensitivity, social obligations, and military responsibilities, as well as the fundamental ones about the bonds of marriage. Fallon has a strong, lucid voice, and she explores these marital/military partnerships with the intelligence and deep compassion they deserve."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Roxana Robinson
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 (2001)
(Best American Mystery Stories)
edited by
Lawrence Block and Otto Penzler

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book nominee (2015) : Sparta

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