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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March 27, 2017


Roxana Robinson will keynote the 2017 PEN New England Literary Awards celebrating the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction and the PEN/New England Awards for Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction. Free and open to the public. Reservations recommended.

October 25, 2016

The Writer’s Zone

On an episode of The Writer’s Zone with host Genevieve Morgan.

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 and is the President of the Authors’ Guild.