Robin Romm

Robin Romm is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection, The Mother Garden, which was a finalist for the 2008 PEN USA Fiction Award. Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, she currently lives in Berkeley, California, and New Mexico, where she is assistant professor of creative writing and literature at the College of Santa Fe.

Books by this Author

The Mercy Papers
The Mother Garden

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, curiosity, wit.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. My mind doesn't really work like this--but I have always wanted to go to one of those parties in the Great Gatsby. And maybe I would like to go out to tea with Emily Holmes Coleman. I'd want her to try and tell me about that stint she wrote about in The Shutter of Snow. I bet it would be a wild tea party, full of gasps and hands waving.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I am not built to have heroes, only friends.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. I don't have one.