Fiction. In these short short stories, Roberta Allen shadows images of deepening loss and confusion as memory overtakes a fleeing expatriate. No matter where you run, you can't hide from yourself. "Snapshots of the ineffable. In disquieting landscapes often distorted by the gaze of the other, Roberta Allen manages to tell with the language of subtlety the most poignant of stories"—Luisa Valenzuela.
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