Robert Detman

Oakland, CA

Author's Bio

Robert Detman is the author of the novel Impossible Lives of Basher Thomas (Figureground Press 2014), and a story collection, The Survivor's Guide, which was a semifinalist for the 2013 Hudson Prize from Black Lawrence Press. As well, his short stories have twice been finalists for the New Letters Literary Awards, and a story was a nominee for 2016 Best of the Net. His short fiction, poetry, essays and book reviews have been published in over fifty publications ranging from the Antioch Review to the San Francisco Chronicle. Robert has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Prior to this, he attended the University of Michigan where he received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Born in Flint, Michigan, he has lived in Chicago, Ann Arbor, and San Francisco. He currently lives in Oakland, California.

Publications and Prizes

Journals: 
(ĕm): A Review of Text and Image, 21 Stars, Antioch Review, Burning Word, decomP, Driftwood Review, Elimae, Evergreen Review, eyeshot, Fiction Southeast, Glint Literary Journal, Homestead Review, jmww, Juked, Kitchen Sink Magazine, Literary Orphans, Pitkin Review, Santa Monica Review, Sein und Werden, Snow Monkey, Spork Press, Superstition Review, The Bacon Review, The Higgs Weldon, The King's English, Wisconsin Review, Word Riot

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Flint
Raised in: 
Flint, MI
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Last updated: Oct 27, 2017