Robert V.S. Redick to work with Shared Worlds

Please join me in welcoming novelist Robert V. S. Redick to Shared Worlds. In addition to serving as a world group leader, Rob will give a world-building presentation, as well as public readings in Spartanburg, Asheville, and Raleigh. I've known Rob since graduate school and can tell you that he is a dynamic teacher, a brilliant writer, and an all around nice guy. I'm very excited to have him joining us this year!

When you're done reading Rob's bio, head over to his webpage and check out The Chathrand Voyage Quartet.

Jeremy L. C. Jones
Founder & Co-Director
Shared Worlds @ Wofford College

About Robert von Stein Redick

I have two beloved home towns: Charlottesville, Virginia, and Iowa City, Iowa. I come from a yarn-spinning family, and have been writing since I could hold a pen. I studied literature and Russian at the University of Virginia, tropical conservation and development at the University of Florida, and fiction writing in the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College: the world's first low-residency MFA, and still (I say with extreme bais) as good a place to study the craft of writing as you'll find on this planet. Among my wonderful former mentors are Jim Shepard, John Casey, Wilton Barnhardt, Judith Grossman, David Haynes and Chuck Wachtel.

I’ve worked as the editor for the Spanish and French websites of the antipoverty organization Oxfam America, and as an instructor in the International Development, Community & Environment (IDCE) Department at Clark University in Worcester, MA.

I’ve lived and traveled extensively in Latin America, particularly Argentina and Colombia. In Cali, Colombia, I worked with a human rights foundation and taught in a bilingual school. In Argentina I interviewed park rangers, park administrators, superintendents and biologists across the country, and wrote an extensive study of ranger training and park management practices. My first novel, Conquistadors, is set during the Argentinian dictatorship of the late 1970s. The book was a finalist for the 2002 AWP/Thomas Dunne Novel Award.

For four years (two each with the Portland Phoenix and Valley Advocate) I worked as a stage critic, which is a nice job to have if you’re dating. I’ve also worked as a baker, translator, Paso Fino horse handler and lab technician in the world's largest acid rain study.

I live in western Massachusetts with my compañera, Prof. Kiran Asher; Chloe the MegaPoodle; a semi-feral cat (Blue); and a Florida lake turtle (Jacques-Yves).

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