Robert Hellenga

Fiction Writer

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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
In the Middle of the Middle West (Indiana University Press, 2003)
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The Writer's Journal: 40 Contemporary Writers and Their Journals (Dell, 1997)
Books:
Snakewoman of Little Egypt (Bloomsbury USA, 2011)
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Philosophy Made Simple (Little, Brown & Co., 2006)
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Blues Lessons (Scribner, 2002)
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The Fall of a Sparrow (Scribner, 1996)
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The Sixteen Pleasures (Dell, 1995)
Journals:
Ascent
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California Quarterly
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Chicago Review
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Chicago Tribune
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Mississippi Valley Review
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National Geographic
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New York Times
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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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
Italian
Born in: 
Milwakee
Raised in: 
Three Oaks, MI
Michigan
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Last update: Oct 11, 2016