Vivian, Robert 1967-

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VIVIAN, Robert 1967-

PERSONAL: Born June 30, 1967, in Englewood, CO; son of David and Mary Amy Vivian. Ethnicity: "Scottish and Hungarian." Education: University of Nebraska, Ph.D., 2001. Politics: Socialist. Religion: Roman Catholic.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, University of Nebraska Press, 312 North 14th St., P.O. Box 880484, Lincoln, NE 68588-0484.

CAREER: Writer.


Cold Snap as Yearning (creative nonfiction), University of Nebraska Press (Lincoln, NE), 2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Mover of Bones, a novel.

SIDELIGHTS: Robert Vivian told CA: "I write out of a sense of personal necessity and awe: these are both essential and inexplicable to me. Influences abound—music, drama, scientific reading, geography. I think of writing (when it is going well) as a privileged and wide-awake kind of sleepwalking—such times are like extended prayers. I am desperate to find beauty in the least thing—and find it nearly everywhere, in blowing newspapers, scrap heaps, certain slants of light. Notice this moment and pay it homage—that is the refrain sounding in my heart and mind."