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Robin Oliveira
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Robin Oliveira

Robin Oliveira Biography

Robin Oliveira grew up just outside Albany, New York in Loudonville. She holds a B.A. in Russian, and studied at the Pushkin Language Institute in Moscow, Russia. She worked for many years as a Registered Nurse, specializing in Critical Care and Bone Marrow Transplant. In 2006 Robin received an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. In 2007 she was awarded the James Jones First Novel Fellowship for her debut novel-in-progress, My Name is Mary Sutter, then entitled The Last Beautiful Day. My Name is Mary Sutter also received the 2011 Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the 2010 American Historical Fiction Honorable Mention from the Langum Charitable Trust. The book was chosen as an all-city read for both Schenectady, N.Y. and Roswell, Georgia. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Euphony and Numero Cinq. Her second novel is I Always Loved You (Feb 2014). Robin is the former fiction editor at the literary magazine upstreet and a former assistant editor at Narrative Magazine. Her third novel, Winter Sisters, is now available from Viking. She lives outside of Seattle, Washington with her husband, Andrew Oliveira.

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