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

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January 19, 2016

National Book Critics Circle nominates Roxana Robinson as finalist for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing

Winners of the National Book Critics Circle awards will be announced on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium. A finalists’ reading will be held on March 16, also at 6:00 p.m. at the same location. Both events are free and open to the public.

April 15, 2015

Sparta Shortlisted for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

The International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, established in 1994 and first awarded in 1996, is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The winner will be announced on June 17. For more information, visit

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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 Fellowship and is the President of the Authors’ Guild.