Mary Robison

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Birthday
14, 1949
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
14, 1949 (age 70)
Birthplace
Washington, DC

About

An American short story writer and novelist, she is particularly known for Why Did I Ever, a novel that won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2001. Her other works include Oh!; Subtraction; Believe Them: Stories; and An Amateur's Guide to the Night.

Before Fame

After graduating from Ohio State University and Johns Hopkins University, she taught at several colleges and universities, including Oberlin and Harvard.

Trivia

She won the prestigious Rea Award for the Short Story in 2009.

Family Life

She was born in Washington, D.C. to a lawyer father and a psychologist mother. Her first marriage produced two daughters; her second marriage was to fellow writer James Robison.

Associated With

Her minimalist writing style is often compared to that of Raymond Carver.