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Mary Robison

Born: Jan 14, 1949

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Mary Robison

Date of Birth : Jan 14, 1949
Birth Place : Washington, D.C.

Mary Cennamo 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.


  • Writer
  • Professor
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Mary Cennamo Robison

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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