The White Hart Speaker Series: Roxana Robinson

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The White Hart Inn
15 Undermountain Road
Salisbury, CT 06068


Roxana Robinson

Roxana Robinson's latest novel is a cinematic Reconstruction-era drama of violence and fraught moral reckoning

In Dawson’s Fall, a novel based on the lives of Roxana Robinson’s great-grandparents, we see America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston, South Carolina, Robinson’s tale weaves her family’s journal entries and letters with a novelist’s narrative grace, and spans the life of her tragic hero, Frank Dawson, as he attempts to navigate the country’s new political, social, and moral landscape.

Roxana Robinson is the author of five previous novels, including Sparta and Cost; three collections of short stories; and the biography Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Vogue, among other publications. She has received fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. She was president of the Authors Guild from 2014 to 2017. She teaches in the Hunter MFA program and divides her time among New York, Connecticut, and Maine.

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Sparta: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250050175
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - June 3rd, 2014

The New York Stories of Edith Wharton Cover Image
By Edith Wharton, Roxana Robinson (Introduction by), Roxana Robinson (Compiled by)
ISBN: 9781590172483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: NYRB Classics - October 9th, 2007

A Perfect Stranger: And Other Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812967357
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 14th, 2006

Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780874519068
Availability: Backordered
Published: University Press of New England - January 1st, 1999