Robert H. Abel

Fiction Writer

Hadley, MA
Massachusetts US

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 & Prizes

Riding a Tiger (Asia, 2000)
Ghost Traps (University of Georgia Press, 1991)
Journals: ,
Dim Sum
Glimmer Train
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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

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Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
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Mentor, OH
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Last update: Aug 26, 2016