Robert Dunn is a writer, teacher, and photographer. He has published widely, including work in The New Yorker and an O. Henry Prize story, as well as the musical novels Pink Cadillac (a Book Sense 76 pick), Cutting Time, Soul Cavalcade, Meet the Annas, Look at Flower, and the most recent, Stations of the Cross (2013). A new novel, Savage Joy, based on Dunn's experiences at The New Yorker, and in the East Village of the ’70s, will be published in 2016. Also out in 2016 will be Murder Ballads (and other musical stories), a collection of Dunn's short musical fictions.
Dunn has worked for The New Yorker magazine and Sports Illustrated, as well as teaching fiction writing at The New School in New York City from 1989 to the present. In the 1980s he was Bernard Malamud’s personal assistant.
Dunn has recently returned to photography and is the author of numerous photobooks, OWS, the Angel Parade series (#1 and #2; #3 and #4; #5 and #6, and in 2015, #7 and #8, and #9 and #10), and Meeting Robert Frank, all of which are in the permanent library of the International Center of Photography. His Angel Parade series continues, and a new photobook, Old Color Photographs, will be published in 2016.
Dunn is married to a ﬁlm art director and lives in New York City and Woodstock, NY.
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