Fiction. Robert's two protagonists flawlessly portray the immutable bonds of friendship, relationships that survive decades, and the collapse of families and societies. Robert captures the silent helplessness felt by children under their parents and by citizens—especially the elderly—under their governments. Whether in modern suburbia or near-future dystopia, Robert perfectly renders what it is to be human.
Tracy Robert, a native of Southern California, holds an MFA and has taught writing for three decades. She won the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Prize for Fiction, was a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, and has been published in various periodicals and anthologies, notably Forever Sisters (Pocket Books) and When Last on the Mountain (Holy Cow! Press). A co-founder of Around the Block Writers Collaborative, she facilitates writing retreats in Jamaica, Ireland, and Italy.Author City: NEWPORT BEACH, CA USA