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Mary Robison (January 14, 1949) is an American short-story writer and novelist. She has published four collections of stories, and four novels, including her 2001 novel Why Did I Ever, winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction. Her most recent novel, released in 2009, is One D.O.A., One on the Way. She has been categorized as a founding "minimalist" writer along with authors such as Amy Hempel, Frederick Barthelme, and Raymond Carver.

Robison was born in Washington, D.C. to a patent attorney and a child psychologist. She has seven brothers and sisters as well as a half brother. From an early age she was interested in writing and as a child kept journals and wrote poetry as a teenager. She once ran away from home and journeyed to Florida in search of Jack Kerouac. She attended Ohio State University for college. Robison makes a cameo appearance as a real life character in the memoir Double Down, by Steven Barthelme and Frederick Barthelme.

In 1977 The New Yorker began publishing her work with the short story "Sisters." They have since published two dozen stories, many of which reappear in American anthologies. During the 1980s she published the novel Oh and the short-story collections An Amateur's Guide to the Night (1983) and Believe Them (1988).

In the 1990s she suffered from severe writer's block and in an effort to overcome it she scribbled her thoughts on thousands of index cards. These cards were reworked to become the novel Why Did I Ever, which consists of 536 short chapters.

Robison received her MA from Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with John Barth. She has taught at numerous colleges and universities, and is now a tenured professor at the University of Florida. Her novel One DOA, One on the Way was chosen by Oprah Winfrey's Book Club for 2009 summer time reading.
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Total Books: 23
One DOA One on the Way A Novel
2010 - One Doa One on the Way a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781582435619
ISBN-10: 1582435618
Genre: Literature & Fiction

One DOA One on the Way
2009 - One Doa One on the Way [EasyRead Large Bold Edition - A Novel] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781458717009
ISBN-10: 1458717003

2004 - Dimmi (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788875210274
ISBN-10: 8875210276

Why Did I Ever
2002 - Why Did I Ever (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781582432557
ISBN-10: 1582432554
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

Tell Me 30 Stories
2002 - Tell Me 30 Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781582432588
ISBN-10: 1582432589
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Why Did I Ever A Novel
2001 - Why Did I Ever a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781582430607
ISBN-10: 1582430608
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

1991 - Subtraction (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780394539430
ISBN-10: 0394539435
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

An Amateur's Guide to the Night Stories
1990 - An Amateur's Guide to the Night Stories [Nonpareil Book, 37.] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780879238025
ISBN-10: 087923802X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Believe Them Stories
1989 - Believe Them Stories (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780020363804
ISBN-10: 002036380X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Believe Them
1988 - Believe Them (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394539423
ISBN-10: 0394539427
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1988 - Oh (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780879236755
ISBN-10: 0879236752
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.

Days Stories
1986 - Days Stories (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780879236052
ISBN-10: 0879236051
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1983 - Amateur's Gd to Night (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394522678
ISBN-10: 0394522672
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1979 - Days (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394504445
ISBN-10: 0394504445
Genre: Literature & Fiction