Roxana Robinson is the author of the five novelsSparta (2013),Cost (2008),Sweetwater (2003),This Is My Daughter (1998), andSummer Light(1987); the three short story collectionsA Perfect Stranger (2005), Asking for Love (1996), andA Glimpse of Scarlet (1991); and the biographyGeorgia O’Keeffe: A Life (1989). Four of these were named Notable Books of the Year byThe New York Times. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her short fiction has appeared inThe New Yorker,The Atlantic,Harper’s,Daedalus,One-Story,The American Scholar,Best American Stories, and elsewhere. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times,Boston Globe,Washington Post,The Wilson Quarterly,Vogue,The Wall Street Journal, Tin House,and elsewhere. She has taught at the University of Houston, Wesleyan University, and the New School. She currently teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College, CUNY.