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Robin Winks

Born: Dec 5, 1930

Death: Apr 7, 2003

Birthplace: Indiana

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Robin Winks

Date of Birth : Dec 5, 1930
Date of Death : Apr 7, 2003
Birth Place : Indiana

Robin W. Winks was an American academic, historian, diplomat, and writer on the subject of fiction, especially detective novels. After joining the faculty of Yale University in 1957, he rose in 1996-1999 to become the Randolph Townsend Professor of History and Master of Berkeley College. At Oxford University he served as George Eastman Professor in 1992-3, and as Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History in 1999-2000.


  • Writer
  • Diplomat
  • Historian

Also known as

  • Robin W. Winks

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
  • Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical
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