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Robin Black: If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This

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Monday, May 03, 2010

Robin Black, award-winning short story writer, reads from her first full-length collection, *If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This*. Robin Black’s stories and essays have appeared in many publications and have been recognized as notable by the Pushcart Prizes, *The Best American Essays, and The Best American Non-required Reading*. In this, her first short story collection, she plumbs the depths of love, loss, and hope. A father struggles to forge an independent identity as his blind daughter prepares for college. A mother comes to terms with her adult daughter’s infidelity, even as she keeps a disturbing secret of her own. An artist mourns the end of a romance while painting a dying man’s portrait. An accident on a trip to Italy and an unexpected connection with a stranger cause a woman to question her lifelong assumptions about herself.

Robin Black's stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including *One Story*, *Colorado Review*, *The Georgia Review*, *Alaska Quarterly Review*, *Bellevue Literary Review*, *The Southern Review*, and the anthology T*he Best Creative Nonfiction*. The winner of many awards and a recipient of fellowships from the Leeway Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, Black is a graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. She lives with her family in Philadelphia.