Roxana Robinson

Roxana Robinson

  • USA

Roxana Robinson is an American writer. She was born in Pine Mountain, Kentucky, and grew up in New Hope, Pennsylvania. 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. Roxana Robinson is the author of nine books: five novels; three collections of short stories; and the biography Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life. Her work has appeared in The New YorkerThe AtlanticHarper’s MagazineThe New York TimesThe Washington PostBookForumBest American Short StoriesTin House and elsewhere. She teaches in the Hunter MFA Program and divides her time between New York, Connecticut, and Maine. She has received fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. She was President of the Authors Guild from 2014-2017. Roxana Robinson has taught at Wesleyan University and the University of Houston. She teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College, CUNY. Roxana Robinson is currently the President of the Authors Guild. She has been a Trustee at PEN, the National Center for the Humanities, the Northeast Harbor Library, the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and at the Authors Guild. Ms. Robinson is also a gardener and garden writer, and her essays in this field have appeared in HorticultureHouse and GardenHouse Beautiful, and Fine Gardening. For years, her garden was listed in the Garden Conservancy Open Days, and it has been written about in The New York TimesHouse and GardenTraditional HomesThe AtlanticGardens Illustrated, and other publications.


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