Craftwork: Robley Wilson
Tuesday October 16, 2012
Our ongoing series of talks by some of today’s most exciting writers on the nuts and bolts of creating great fiction is presented in partnership with One Story. Legendary author and editor Robley Wilson gave a talk entitled,
"The Place of Place", which discussed how environment—geography especially—tailors a fiction writer's work.
As editor of the North American Review (from 1969-2000), he published the debut stories of Jennifer Egan, T.C Boyle, George V. Higgins, Sue Miller, Abraham Verghese, as well as very early work by (among others) Gail Godwin, Barry Lopez, Louise Erdrich, Lee Abbott, Frederick Barthelme, Denis Johnson, Kim Edwards, Ursula Hegi, Ken Kalfus, Bobbie Ann Mason, Antonya Nelson, Mona Simpson, John Edgar Wideman, and Aimee Bender.
Robley Wilson has been a Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction and a Nicholl Fellow in Screenwriting. He is the author of three novels, three books of poetry, and six short-story collections, most recently Who Will Hear Your Secrets? (Johns Hopkins, 2012). He was for thirty-one years editor of the North American Review. He lives in Orlando and Cape Canaveral with his wife, novelist Susan Hubbard, and their five cats.
Read Robley Wilson's story "Wedding Day" from Issue #2 of The Literarian.