Robert Olmstead

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Birthday
3, 1954
Birthplace
New Hampshire
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
3, 1954 (age 65)
Birthplace
New Hampshire

About

An American novelist, he is best known for America by Land; A Trail of Heart's Blood Wherever We Go; Soft Water; and Coal Black Horse. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1989.

Before Fame

He attended Davidson College on a football scholarship and later transferred to Syracuse University, where he studied literature.

Trivia

His 2007 novel, Coal Black Horse, won both the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction and the Ohioana Book Award for Fiction.

Family Life

He grew up on a New Hampshire farm. He later taught at Dickinson College, Boise State University, and Converse College.

Associated With

He studied with author Raymond Carver at Syracuse University.