Mary Robison


Born
in Washington, D.C., The United States
January 14, 1949


Mary Robison 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. In 2009, she won the Rea Award for the Short Story. ...more

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Why Did I Ever

3.83 avg rating — 1,424 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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One D.O.A., One on the Way

3.48 avg rating — 426 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Tell Me 30 Stories

4.03 avg rating — 258 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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An Amateur's Guide to the N...

3.96 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 1983 — 10 editions
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Oh!

4.12 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1981 — 6 editions
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Subtraction

4.03 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Believe Them: Stories

4.10 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1988 — 5 editions
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Days: Stories

4.28 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1979 — 6 editions
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Yours

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Yours

3.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1982
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More books by Mary Robison…
“He wanted to tell her, from the greater perspective he had, that to own only a little talent, like his, was an awful, plaguing thing; that being only a little special meant you expected too much, most of the time, and liked yourself too little. He wanted to assure her that she had missed nothing”
Mary Robison

“Something else that makes me angry is that I got too old to prostitute myself. I wasn't going to anyway but it was there, it was my Z plan.”
Mary Robison, Why Did I Ever

“You know, up until later on today, I never really knew how to drink.”
Mary Robison, One D.O.A., One on the Way

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