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Robert H. Abel

Author's Bio

I have published six books of fiction, the latest from Asia 2000 in Hong Kong. My Flannery O'Connor Award collection of short stories, "Ghost Traps" has just been reprinted by U. Georgia Press. It is available as a e book. I am currently completing the last novel in what I call "The Beijing Trilogy," based on my years of teaching in China. And I have recently tried my hand at screenplay writing.

Publications and Prizes

Riding a Tiger (Asia, 2000), Ghost Traps (University of Georgia Press, 1991)
Colorado Review, Dim Sum, Glimmer Train, Manoa, Massachusetts Review, Mind's Eye, Writers' Forum
NEA Creative Writing Award, 1974; Flannery O'Connor Award, 1989; On the Water Fiction Prize, 2007

Robert H. Abel Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin, Foreign Gods, Inc. by Okey Ndibe, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Cuando Era Feliz e Indocumentado by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Inheritance of Loss by Karin Desai
Favorite Books:
Property, by Valerie Martin; Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne; The Plague, by Albert Camus; Don Quixote; Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow; One Hundred years of Solitude ...
Favorite Authors:
Valerie Martin, E.L. Doctorow, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Albert Camus

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Listing last updated: August 26, 2016

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Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
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Prefers to work with:
Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in:
Born in:
Mentor, OH
Raised in:
Mentor, OH

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