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Turning Life into Fiction
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|May 2, 2006

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A highly entertaining and indispensable manual on how to write good fiction If you want to write at all, whether from real life or not, you must be willing and able to use your imagination. That means you must be willing to take risks and sometimes look the fool.…
A Field Guide for Immersion Writing: Memoir, Journalism, and Travel

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For centuries writers have used participatory experience as a lens through which to better see the world at large and as a means of exploring the self. Considering various types of participatory writing as different strains of one style-immersion writing-Robin…
Nola: A Memoir Of Faith, Art, And Madness
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|April 1, 2013

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I'll Tell You Mine: Thirty Years of Essays from the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program

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The University of Iowa is a leading light in the writing world. In addition to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop for poets and fiction writers, it houses the prestigious Nonfiction Writing Program (NWP), which was the first full-time masters-granting program in this…
Invented Eden: The Elusive, Disputed History of the Tasaday
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|January 1, 2007

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In 1971 Manual Elizalde, a Philippine government minister with a dubious background, discovered a band of twenty-six “Stone Age” rain-forest dwellers living in total isolation. The tribe was soon featured in American newscasts and graced the cover of…
The Last Studebaker: A Novel
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|March 29, 2012

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In 1963, when Lois Kulwicki's father loses his job at Studebaker along with hundreds of other workers, he acts as if he has just been promoted. He buys a new car (the only non-Studebaker he's ever purchased) and takes his family on vacation. On the way…
Reply All: Stories
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|June 4, 2012

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Reply All, the third collection of award-winning and widely anthologized short stories by Robin Hemley, takes a humorous, edgy, and frank look at the human art of deception and self-deception. A father accepts, without question, the many duplicate saint relics…
Do-Over!: In which a forty-eight-year-old father of three returns to kindergarten, summer camp, the…

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Robin Hemley's childhood made a wedgie of his memory, leaving him sore and embarrassed for over forty years. He was the most pitiful kindergartner, the least spirited summer camper, and dateless for prom. In fact, there's nary an event from his youth that…