Robley Wilson

Robley Wilson’s new story collection, his sixth, is entitled Who Will Hear Your Secrets? and will be published in the spring of 2012 by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Wilson has been a Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction and a Nicholl Fellow in Screenwriting.

His most recent novel, The World Still Melting, was published in 2005 by St. Martin’s Press/?Thomas Dunne. His earlier novels are Splendid Omens (St. Martin’s, 2004), and The Victim’s Daughter (Simon & Schuster, 1991).

His five previous short story collections are: The Book of Lost Fathers (2001), Terrible Kisses (1989, a New York Times Notable Book), Dancing for Men (1983, winner of the 1982 Drue Heinz Literature Prize), Living Alone (1978) and The Pleasures of Manhood (1977).

Wilson’s first book of poems, Kingdoms of the Ordinary, was the 1986 Agnes Lynch Starrett prizewinner, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in the fall of 1987; his second, A Pleasure Tree, also from Pittsburgh, won the Society of Midland Authors Poetry Prize for 1990; his most recent collection, Everything Paid For, was published by the University Press of Florida in 1999.

A poetry chapbook, A Walk Through the Human Heart, appeared in 1996 from Helicon Nine editions. Wilson taught creative writing at the University of Northern Iowa from 1963 to 1996, and from 1969 to 2000 was editor of The North American Review, a university-owned magazine which twice won the National Magazine Award for Fiction administered by the American Society of Magazine Editors. He has been visiting writer at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, Beloit College, Northwestern University, Pitzer College, and the University of Central Florida, and was a 1983-84 Guggenheim Fellow in fiction.

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