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Robert F Sommer

Author's Bio

My new novel, A Great Fullness, is forthcoming from Aqueous Books. 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 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

A Great Fullness (Aqueous Books, 2013), Where the Wind Blew (a novel) (The Wessex Collective, 2008)
Chronogram Magazine, New Plains Review, Prick of the Spindle, Rathalla Review
2014 Pushcart Prize nomination in nonfiction for "Leavenworth," published in Rathalla Review. 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:
Blizzard of One by Mark Strand, Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, One-Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse
Favorite Books:
The Odyssey, Infinite Jest
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Listing last updated: December 2, 2014

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Fiction Writer
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Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
Hyde Park, NY

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