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Author Information: Roxana Robinson

 
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Roxana Robinson is a fiction writer, biographer, and essayist. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, More, and Vogue among other publications. Her writing has also been published in Best American Short Stories, widely anthologized, and broadcast on National Public Radio. Four of her works have been chosen as New York Times Notable Books; A Perfect Stranger, was New York Times Editors' Choice. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Macdowell Colony, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and has taught creative writing at the University of Houston and Wesleyan University. She now teaches at the New School in New York. She is also an environmental, garden, and nature writer. As a scholar of American painting, Robinson has written essays for Artforum, ARTnews, and exhibition catalogs published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other institutions. She was named a Literary Lion by The New York Public Library. Her biography of Georgia O'Keeffe was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her story collection Asking for Love was named a Book of the Year by the American Library Association. Robinson has served on the boards of National Humanities Council and of PEN American Center, and she now serves on the councils of the Authors Guild and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. She spends time in New York City, Connecticut, and Maine.

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