Robert H. Abel

North Hadley, MA 01035-9644

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

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

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

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer
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Prefers to work with: 
Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
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Raised in: 
Mentor, OH
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Last updated: Aug 26, 2016