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Robert F Sommer

Author's Bio

My new novel, A Great Fullness, is forthcoming from Aqueous Books in 2014. Currently at work on a memoir about my late son Francis and our experience as a military family during the past decade of American war. Excerpts appear in Rathalla Review (Fall 2013), The Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers (2012), and forthcoming in the New Plains Review (Spring 2014). When I'm not writing, I serve as the Director of Development for the Sierra Club's Kansas Chapter.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
A Great Fullness (Aqueous Books, 2013), Where the Wind Blew (a novel) (The Wessex Collective, 2008)
Journals:
Chronogram Magazine, New Plains Review, Prick of the Spindle, Rathalla Review
Prizes:
First Place: 2012 Kansas Authors Literary Club Contest, Memoir Category. Second Place: 2012 Kansas Writers Association Prose & Poetry Contest, Adult Division-Nonfiction. Honorable Mention: 2012 Kansas Voices Literary Contest, Short Story Category

Robert F Sommer Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Ghost Stories of the New West by Denise Low, 2666 by Roberto Bolano, Selected Poems by Robert Lowell
Favorite Books:
The Odyssey
Favorite Authors:
Many

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Listing last updated: March 12, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
Hyde Park, NY

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