Roxana Robinson '68

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Roxana Robinson is the author of nine books: five novels, including Cost; three collections of short stories; and the biography Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, BookForum, Best American Short Stories, Tin 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 has served on the Board of Pen, and is president of The Authors Guild.

She has twice been a finalist for the NBCC Nona Balakian Award for Criticism. She has twice won the Fiction Award from the Maine Writers and Publishers Association. Her most recent novel, Sparta, was named one of the 10 Best Novels of the Year by the BBC, won the James Webb Fiction Award, and was shortlisted for the prestigious international Dublin Impac Award. Four of her books have been named New York Times Notable Books of the Year.

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