Fiction. Short Stories. With dark humor, the recurring characters in Roberta Allen's stories see themselves and others through distorting mirrors. The pain of never quite connecting is thrown into shadow as they go about their everyday lives and try to recapture their youth.
interview w/ Michael Silverblatt @ KCRW Bookworm
Language has been the focus of Roberta Allen's literary/innovative fiction and the inspiration for most of her conceptual art for many years. Her conceptual art, exhibited internationally, is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as in many other public and private collections. A Tennessee Williams Fellow in Fiction, she is a short story writer, novelist and memoirist, with 9 published books. Two books have been New York Times-praised. She has taught at Columbia University, and for 18 years at The New School. Her private workshops since 1991 are ongoing.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA