Robin Black: If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This

MON, MAY 3, 2010 (34:57)

Robin Black, award-winning short story writer, reads from her first full-length collection, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This. Robin Black’s stories and essays have appeared in many publications and have been recognized as notable by the Pushcart Prizes, The Best American Essays, and The Best American Non-required Reading. In this, her first short story collection, she plumbs the depths of love, loss, and hope. A father struggles to forge an independent identity as his blind daughter prepares for college. A mother comes to terms with her adult daughter’s infidelity, even as she keeps a disturbing secret of her own. An artist mourns the end of a romance while painting a dying man’s portrait. An accident on a trip to Italy and an unexpected connection with a stranger cause a woman to question her lifelong assumptions about herself.

+ BIO: Robin Black

Robin Black’s stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including One Story, Colorado Review, The Georgia Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Southern Review, and the anthology The Best Creative Nonfiction. The winner of many awards and a recipient of fellowships from the Leeway Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, Black is a graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. She lives with her family in Philadelphia.

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