Bob Kunzinger

Creative Nonfiction Writer

PO Box 70
Deltaville, VA 23043

Author's Bio

Bob Kunzinger is a non-fiction writer whose work has appeared in the Southern Humanities Review, WW2 History, The Chronicle of Higher Education, St Anthony Messenger, Ilanot Review, Kestrel, the Washington Post and many others. He has authored ten books of essays including Penance, still very popular in Prague, and Borderline Crazy, a collection of essays which includes several noted by Best American Essays. His next book is the narrative memoir, The Iron Scar: A Father and Son in Siberia, from Madville Publishing, who did his previous collection of essays, A Third Place: Notes in Nature.

About "A Third Place": 

Tim O'Brien (The Things They Carried) wrote: 

Last night I finished reading A Third Place and was every bit as impressed as I thought I’d be. I’m too often blind to the world around me, snagged up inside myself, and your book made me keenly—even painfully—aware of all I had been missing. I was frequently startled by how things I would’ve passed by without notice caught your attention, then caught your writer’s sensibility, then led to ruminations that embraced not only the natural world but also meanings and associations at the core of life itself, including human consciousness, human behavior, and human yearning. It’s a beautifully written book. And a beautifully thought book.

Midwest Book Reviews wrote: 

An absorbing read from cover to cover, “A Third Place: Notes in Nature” clearly documents author Bob Kunzinger as an especially gifted writer and essayist who is able to engage and keep his reader’s thoughtful attention from beginning to end. “A Third Place: Notes in Nature” is unreservedly recommended for personal reading lists, as well as both community and academic library collections.

Publications & Prizes

A Third Place: Notes in Nature (Madville Publishing, 2019)
Blessed Twilight: The Story of Vincent van Gogh (All Nations Press, 2019)
Borderline Crazy (All Nations Press, 2014)
Penance (All Nations Press, 2007)
Out of Nowhere: Scenes from St. Petersburg (All Nations Press, 2003)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Ernie Pyle Tim Seibles Tim O'Brien Hemingway Jon Krakauer Robert Bolano
What I'm reading now: 
To the Field of Stars by Kevin Codd, Don Quixote by Cervantes

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Last update: Jul 18, 2021