Hall Center For The Humanities


Robert Day

"Author: Robert Day"
New Generation Society of Lawrence (NGSL members only)

Wed., Nov. 18, 2009, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics
Founder of the University of Kansas' Cottonwood Review, Robert Day's humorous novel, The Last Cattle Drive, became a Book-of-the-Month Club selection and has celebrated its 30th limited anniversary edition. Day's short fiction has won a number of prizes and citations, including two Seaton Prizes, a Pen Faulkner/NEA prize, Best American Short story and Pushcart citations. He is the author of Speaking French In Kansas and Other Stories that includes the two short stories "In My Stead" and "The Four Wheel Drive" Quartet.

Day's nonfiction pieces have been published in the Washington Post Sunday
Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Forbes FYI, Modern Maturity, and World Literature Today. 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.

Day's awards and fellowships include a Creative Writing Fellowship funded by the National Endowment to the Arts, both 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 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 an Adjunct Professor of English Literature.
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