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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October 05, 2016

The Meaning Of Elena Ferrante

(Whoever She May Be)

Italian writer Elena Ferrante is in the headlines after her true identity was revealed. But we’ll look at the bigger story: How she speaks so powerfully to women’s journeys. Podcast with Elissa Schappell, and Ann Goldstein on WBUR’s “On Point.”

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August 24, 2016

Dear President

In a quest for thoughtful reflection about the future of our country, Poets & Writers invited a group of writers to share their hopes for the nation with the next president of the United States, whoever that may be.

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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 and is the President of the Authors’ Guild.