Robert G. Dunn

New York, NY 10024

Author's Bio

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 2017. Also out in 2017 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 (books 11 through 16 will come out in 2017), and two new photobooks, New York Street and A Carnival of Souls, came out in the fall of 2016. In Spring 2017 he will be teaching "Writing the Photobook," a course in photobooks at The New School. Dunn is married to a film art director and lives in New York City and Woodstock, NY.

Publications and Prizes

Cutting Time
(Coral Press, 2003)
, Look at Flower
(Coral Press, 2011)
, Meet the Annas
(Coral Press, 2007)
, Pink Cadillac
(Coral Press, 2001)
, Soul Cavalcade
(Coral Press, 2005)
, Stations of the Cross
(Coral Press, 2013)
, The Stingrays
(Electron Press, 2000)
Atlantic Monthly, Fiction Network, Mother Jones, Sewanee Review, New Yorker
Prizes Won: 
O. Henry Prize Story * Book Sense Novel Pick

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer
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Born in: 
Los Angeles
Raised in: 
Studio City, CA
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Last updated: Dec 29, 2016