Robert Detman

Fiction Writer

Oakland, CA

Author's Bio

Robert Detman is the author of the novel Impossible Lives of Basher Thomas and has published short fiction, essays, and book reviews in over fifty publications. In print, these include Antioch Review, Pleiades, Santa Monica Review, Southeast Review, and The Southampton Review. Among online literary journals, his work has appeared in Akashic Books Thursdaze, Decomp, Elimae, Fjords Review, Juked, Newfound, New Orleans Review, Spork Press, The Smart Set, Word Riot, and others. A story collection, The Survivor’s Guide, was a finalist or the Acacia Fiction Prize from Kallisto Gaia Press and a semifinalist for the Hudson Prize from Black Lawrence Press. His short stories have been finalists for the New Letters Literary Awards and nominated for the Best of the Net. As well, he has written journalism for the San Francisco Chronicle, and Yahoo!. He was a regular contributor to Rain Taxi Review of Books, the Superstition Review Blog and Nomadic Press. He has attended writing conferences at the Abroad Writers’ Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand, working with celebrated authors Chris Abani and Rebecca Walker, and, most recently, at the Virginia Quarterly Review, working with legendary short story author Amy Hempel. He received an MFA from Goddard College, and holds a degree in architecture from the University of Michigan.

Publications & Prizes

Journals:
(ĕm): A Review of Text and Image
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21 Stars
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Burning Word
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Driftwood Review
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Elimae
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Evergreen Review
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eyeshot
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Homestead Review
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Juked
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Kitchen Sink Magazine
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Literary Orphans
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Pitkin Review
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Sein und Werden
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Snow Monkey
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The Bacon Review
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The King's English
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Word Riot

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Flint
Raised in: 
Flint, MI
Michigan
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Last update: Jul 13, 2022