Robert Hellenga

85 S. Seminary St. #1
Galesburg, IL 61401

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

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)
In the Middle of the Middle West
(Indiana University Press, 2003)
, The Writer's Journal: 40 Contemporary Writers and Their Journals
(Dell, 1997)
Ascent, California Quarterly, Chicago Review, Chicago Tribune, Columbia Journal, Crazyhorse, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Mississippi Valley Review, National Geographic, New York Times, StoryQuarterly, 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

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Three Oaks, MI
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Last updated: Oct 11, 2016