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Robert Day

Robert Day’s novel The Last Cattle Drive was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. His short fiction has won a number of prizes and citations, including two Seaton Prizes, a Pen Faulkner/NEA prize, and Best American Short story and Pushcart citations. His short stories have been published by Tri-Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Kansas Quarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, and New Letters among other belles-lettres magazines. He is the author of two novellas, In My Stead, and The Four Wheel Drive Quartet. His collections of short stories include Speaking French in Kansas, Where I Am Now, and A Billion Dollar Dream. For Not Finding You (a novel) will be forth-coming in 2020.

His nonfiction has been published in The “Washington Post Magazine”, “Smithsonian Magazine”, “Forbes FYI”, “Modern Maturity”, “World Literature Today,” and “American Scholar.” As a member of the Prairie Writers Circle his essays have been reprinted in numerous newspapers and journals nationwide, and on such Internet sites as Counterpunch and Arts and Letters Daily. Other publications include We Should Have Come By Water (poems), The Committee to Save the World (literary non-fiction), and Robert Day for President (memoir).

Among his awards and fellowships are a National Endowment to the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, Yaddo and McDowell Fellowships, a Maryland Arts Council Award, and the Edgar Wolfe Award for distinguished fiction. His teaching positions include The Iowa Writers Workshop; The University of Kansas; and the Graduate Faculty at Montaigne College, The University of Bordeaux.

He is past Acting President of the Associated Writing Programs; the founder and former Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House; and founder and publisher of the Literary House Press at Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland where he is a Professor Emeritus.

Robert Day


Robert Day, The Collected Short Stories, published by Serving House Books

Robert Day: The Collected Short Stories

Robert Day, ABCs of Enlightenment

Robert Day: The ABCs of Enlightenment

Robert Day, ABCs of Enlightenment

Robert Day: Chance Encounters of a Literary Kind

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