You are here

Roxana Robinson at Mount Desert Island High School

Submitted by Marion Fearing on Sun, 06/23/2019 - 3:08pm

The Jesup Memorial Library, Northeast Harbor Library,  Southwest Harbor Public Library, and Sherman's Books & Stationery are excited partner for an islandwide author event with critically acclaimed author Roxana Robinson at the Mount Desert Island High School on Friday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. Robinson will be speaking about her newest book “Dawson’s Fall."

In “Dawson’s Fall” Robinson uses the lives of her own great-grandparents to shape the fictional story of Frank Dawson, a newspaper editor in late 19th-century Charleston, South Carolina. Actual letters and diary entries from Robinson’s great-grandparents as well as newspaper articles from the time period are collected alongside the prose, which tells Dawson’s life story. 

Robinson is the author of five previous novels, including “Sparta” and “Cost;” three collections of short stories; and the biography “Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life.” Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Vogue, among other publications. She has received fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. Four of her works have been chosen Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times, and she was named a Literary Lion by The New York Public Library. She was president of the Authors Guild from 2014 to 2017. She teaches in the Hunter MFA program and divides her time between New York, Connecticut and Maine. She has twice won the Maine Writers and Publishers Award for Fiction.

For more information, about Robinson or her book visit

Event date: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
1081 Eagle Lake Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Dawson's Fall: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374135218
Availability: Usually Ships in 2 Days
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - May 14th, 2019

Sparta: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250050175
Availability: Usually Ships in 2 Days
Published: Picador - June 3rd, 2014

Cost: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312428464
Availability: Usually Ships in 2 Days
Published: Picador - May 26th, 2009

Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780874519068
Availability: Backordered
Published: University Press of New England - January 1st, 1999