Robin Hemley

Robin Hemley has published 12 books of fiction and nonfiction (including four collections of short stories), and his work have won many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes, two in fiction and one in nonfiction, The Nelson Algren Award for the Short Story from The Chicago Tribune, The Story Magazine Humor Prize, The George Garrett Award for Fiction, The Independent Press Book Award, the Editor’s Choice Award from The American Library Association, and others.  His stories have been widely anthologized in such publications as The Best American Fantasy, the Sudden Fiction series from Norton, Writing Fiction, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, The Iowa Revirew, and heard on National Public Radio’s “Selected Shorts.” A graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop and former director of The Nonfiction Writing Program at The University of Iowa, his work has been widely published in The U.S., the U.K, Australia, Singapore, China, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, and Germany.  Hemley is currently the Director of the Writing Program and Writers’ Centre at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, where he is also Writer-in-Residence and Professor of Humanities. His website can be found at

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