Fiction. Day's characters can be hoarders, filthy, larcenous and adulterous. But there always emerges a moral point, a discovery or self- discovery, a quick drawing of the breath at what has been revealed or irretrievably lost. Just as Paul in the story "Billion Dollar Dream" digs an elevator shaft and the narrator of "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" digs graves, author Day goes deep for the dirt and watches the sunrise from the hole.
Robert Day's short fiction has received Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize citations. Among his awards and fellowships are the National Endowment to the Arts, both Yaddo and McDowell Fellowships, and a Maryland Arts Council Award. His fiction has appeared in such places as TriQuarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, and New Letters, and his nonfiction has appeared in The American Scholar, Washington Post Magazine, Smithsonian, and elsewhere. He is the author of the novel The Last Cattle Drive, a Book-of-the- Month Club selection, two novellas, In My Stead, and The Four Wheel Drive Quartet, and three short story collections, Speaking French in Kansas, WHERE I AM NOW (BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2012), and THE BILLION-DOLLAR DREAM (BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2015). He has taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop; University of Kansas; and Montaigne College, University of Bordeaux. He is past president of the Associated Writing Programs; the founder and former director of the Rose O'Neill Literary House; and founder and publisher of the Literary House Press at Washington College where he is an adjunct professor of English literature.Author City: WORTON, MD USA