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Robinson, John D. 1946-

Robinson, John D. 1946-


Born January 23, 1946, in Chicago, IL; son of Delyn (a corporate executive) and Bonnie Lee (a waitress) Robinson; married Dianne Luby (divorced); married August 15, 1982; wife's name Marsha (a teacher). Education: St. Ambrose University, B.A., 1968; University of New Hampshire, M.A., 1977. Politics: Independent.


Home—Portsmouth, NH. E-mail—[email protected]


Schoolteacher in Chicago, IL, 1968-72; high school English teacher in Plaitow, NH, 1974-78; McIntosh College, Dover, NH, writer in residence, 1979-80; White Pines College, Chester, NH, instructor in English, 1981-84; Bradford College, Bradford, MA, assistant professor of English, 1983-85.


Writers Union, Authors Guild, Authors League of America.


Award for notable work of fiction, Baker & Taylor (book distributor), 1985, for January's Dream; award for best novel, Associated Writing Programs, 2005, for Dreaming America.


January's Dream (novel), Green Street Press (Cambridge, MA), 1985.

Legends of the Lost (novel), Northland Press of Winona (Winona, MN), 1989.

Author of an unpublished novel titled Dreaming America. Contributor to periodicals, including Sewanee Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Colere, Lungfish Review, and Ploughshares.

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