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Roxana Robinson in Conversation with André Bernard

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Roxana Robinson is the author of eleven books—seven novels, three collections of short stories, and the biography of Georgia O’Keeffe. Four of these were chosen as New York Times Notable Books, two as New York Times Editors’ Choices.

Her fiction has appeared in The New YorkerThe AtlanticHarper’sBest American Short StoriesThe Southampton ReviewEp!phany and elsewhere. Her work has been widely anthologized and broadcast on NPR. Her books have been published in England, France, Germany, Holland and Spain.

Roxana Robinson has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, and she was named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library. Robinson has served on the Boards of PEN and the Authors Guild, and was the president of the Authors Guild. She has received the Barnes and Noble “Writers for Writers Award,” given by Poets and Writers, and the Award for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community from the Authors Guild. She teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College.

For nearly 20 years André Bernard has been Vice President and Secretary of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which has awarded Fellowships to exceptional artists and scholars in 55 fields annually since 1925. He held various editorial positions at Viking Penguin, Simon & Schuster, David Godine, and The Book-of-the-Month Club, and served as Editor-in-Chief and then Publisher of Harcourt Brace.  He is the author of five books of literary miscellany, for a decade wrote book-related columns for The American Scholar and The Kenyon Review, and has appeared on various media discussing writers and publishing, including “The Today Show” and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”