Robert Hellenga

85 S. Seminary St. #1
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 
309-343-8957

Author's Bio

Short stories in a lot of literary magazines, most recently in Ploughshares and Agni. Seven novels and a collection that includes a novel and 8 short stories (The Truth About Death and Other Stories).

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Blues Lessons
(Scribner, 2002)
, Philosophy Made Simple
(Little, Brown & Co., 2006)
, Snakewoman of Little Egypt
(Bloomsbury USA, 2011)
, The Fall of a Sparrow
(Scribner, 1996)
, The Sixteen Pleasures
(Dell, 1995)
Anthologies: 
In the Middle of the Middle West
(Indiana University Press, 2003)
, The Writer's Journal: 40 Contemporary Writers and Their Journals
(Dell, 1997)
Journals: 
Ascent, California Quarterly, Chicago Review, Chicago Tribune, Columbia, Crazyhorse, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Mississippi Valley Review, National Geographic, New York Times, Story Quarterly, TriQuarterly
Prizes Won: 
NEA Artists Grant; six Illinois Arts Council Artists grants. Best novel award by a Midwestern writer from the Society of Midland Authors (2x). Washington Post Best Novels, Kirkus Review Top Fiction

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Test by Dorothea Bryant
,
Faithful Place by Tana French
,
Color by Victoria Finlay

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
Italian
Born in: 
Milwakee
Raised in: 
Three Oaks, MI
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Last updated: Oct 11, 2016