Mary Robison


Mary Robison received her MA from The Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with John Barth. She is the author of the story collections Days, An Amateur’s Guide to the Night, Believe Them, and Tell Me: Thirty Stories; and the novels Oh!, Subtraction, and Why Did I Ever, which was the winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. The recipient of a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, she has taught at Harvard University, Oberlin College, Ohio University, the University of California at Irvine, the University of Houston, and the University of Southern Mississippi. Most of her stories were published originally in The New Yorker; others in The Paris Review, Esquire, GQ, and Harvard Magazine, among other magazines. She has also worked as a screenwriter (her credits include an as yet unproduced rewrite of the classic The Women) and script doctor, and is currently writing a new novel, 1 DOA, 1 on the Way.



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