Winner, James Webb Award for Distinguished Fiction
"One of the many strengths of this engaging story is that Robinson doesn’t treat post-traumatic stress disorder with that nifty abbreviation, PTSD, neatly buttoning it in place. Instead, she shows us a more insidious, layered and complex mix of debilitating psychological wounds..."
— Ron Carlson, The New York Times Book Review
From the Authors Guild announcement: At its annual meeting Wednesday, Authors Guild members elected Roxana Robinson as their president and Judy Blume, Richard Russo, and James Shapiro as co-vice presidents. Scott Turow concluded his presidency of the Authors Guild, the largest organization of published book authors in the US, after serving four years.
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 and Tin House, among other publications. She teaches in the Hunter MFA Program and divides her time between New York, Connecticut, and Maine. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and is the President of the Authors’ Guild.