Robin Black is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, a finalist for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Prize and the novel Life Drawing. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine and the New York Times Magazine. A recipient of fellowships from the Leeway Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, Black was the 2012 Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bryn Mawr College and has taught most recently in the Brooklyn College MFA Program. She lives with her family in Philadelphia. "
In Which I Announce My Next Book - 2 years ago
I am thrilled to announce that Engine Books will be publishing a collection of my essays in April, 2016. THRILLLLEEEEDDDD!!!!! I have hoped there would be a place in the world for a book made up of short pieces like the ones I have shared online, pieces that are neither exclusively memoir […]
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THE BLESSINGS, by Elise Juska: Beautifully Observed, Beautifully Told - 2 years ago
I read Elise Juska’s absolutely enthralling novel The Blessings at first because we’re fellow Philadelphia writers and I try to keep up with my hometown (after 26 years, I can say hometown) crew. But this is a book to make you forget any […]
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A Love Letter To My Youngest Child - 2 years ago
My youngest, a daughter, is graduating from high school this month. A lot of kids are – two of my own already have, and have graduated from college too. Graduations, for whatever reasons, don’t normally move me. I’m rarely caught up in the rituals that we’re told to find affecting. I’m not much of […]
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GOODREADS Giveaway of LIFE DRAWING - 3 years ago
Enter here to win a chance at winning a copy of Life Drawing! Until April 24, 2014
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ERIN STALCUP: The Next Big Thing!! - 4 years ago
I am thrilled to be hosting the brilliant writer Erin Stalcup on my blog. I recently heard her read new work and my socks, they were blown off! Sincere thanks to Robin for hosting me on her site! She has always been so supportive of me and my work, and she also happens to be […]
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