Roxana Robinson

  • * Guggenheim Fellow

  • * National Endowment for the Arts Fellow

  • * Literary Lion, New York Public Library

Born in Pine Mountain, Kentucky, Roxana Robinson grew up in New Hope, Pennsylvania and studied at Bennington College and the University of Michigan. Robinson is the critically acclaimed author of five novels and three collections of short stories. Her work has been widely anthologized and broadcast on National Public Radio. Four of her works have been chosen Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times, Robinson has taught creative writing workshops at Bennington College, the University of Southern Indiana, and Wesleyan University, among many other colleges and universities.


Robinson is also a biographer and scholar of nineteenth and early twentieth century American art. Her articles have appeared in Arts, ARTnews, and Art & Antiques as well as in exhibition catalogs for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Katonah Museum of Art, and other institutions. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, and her book reviews and essays have appeared iThe Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Vogue, House and Garden, Tin House, Harper’s, and other publications.