Roxana Robinson

Roxana Robinson is the author of eight books, most recently the novel, Cost, which was named one of the Five Best Novels of the Year by the Washington Post. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Best American Short Stories, and has been widely anthologized. Four of her books were New York Times Notable Books, and Cost was long-listed for the Dublin Impac Prize for Fiction. She currently serves on the board of PEN American Center, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Roxana Robinson appears in the following:

Roxana Robinson's Novel Sparta

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Roxana Robinson talks about her new novel, Sparta, about a Marine who returns home to Katonah, New York, after serving four years in Iraq. As he attempts to reconnect with his family and his girlfriend and to find his footing in the civilian world, he learns how hard it is to return to the people and places he used to love.

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Celebrating Edith Wharton

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Susan Wissler, Executive Director of The Mount, and writer Roxana Robinson talk about the 150th anniversary of Edith Wharton’s birth. They’ll look at the life, writings, and legacy of Wharton, one of America’s most celebrated writers. The Mount, the Lenox estate Wharton designed and where she wrote Ethan Frome and The House of Mirth, will be celebrating her birthday throughout 2012. The New York Society Library’s exhibition Edith Wharton's "New York City: A Backward Glance" is also on view.

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American Icons: The House of Mirth

Friday, November 11, 2011

Lily is a smart single woman, a beauty in demand on the party circuit. But Lily is nearing thirty, and struggling to manage money, friendships, and romance. In The House of Mirth, E...

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A Summer of Family Traumas

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Roxana Robinson’s new novel, Cost, is about a New York art professor who travels to Maine to spent the summer with her elderly parents, and subsequently gets entangled in family traumas.