David L. Robbins

David L. Robbins, after graduating from the College of William & Mary with a B.A. in Theater and Speech, attended what he calls the “great catch-basin of unfocused over-achievers”: law school. After a brief stint in environmental law, he turned his energy to a career as a freelance writer in 1981. He began writing fiction in 1997 and has since authored nine novels. Robbins is an accomplished guitarist and, at six feet six inches tall, stays active with his sailboat, sporting clays, weightlifting, and traveling to research his novels. He is the founder of the James River Writers, a non-profit group in his hometown of Richmond that helps aspiring writers and students work and learn together as a writing community. He has been writer-in-residence at his alma mater, the College of William and Mary, and currently teaches advanced creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University. Robbins is also the co-founder of the non-profit Podium Foundation, an organization which has created a literary journal, arts website and literacy programs for Richmond Public High School students (ThePodiumFoundation.org).



4 entries by David L. Robbins

Book Review

Louise Erdrich

The Round House

The 2012 National Book Award winner for fiction, this exquisitely rendered picture of life on an Indian reservation, a tribal judge revisits the past and a brutal crime against his mother.

Book Review

Daniel Smith

Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety

In this funny and insightful self-reflection on his life, the jittery author captures brilliantly the feeling of being a stranger in his own brain.

Book Review

Tim Wendel

Summer of ‘68: The Season  That Changed Baseball —  and America — Forever

A sports writer takes a swing at illuminating baseball’s place amid the culture, history and violence of one of our nation’s most turbulent summers.

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Anna Reid

Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941-1944

An exhaustive and sure-handed account of the human misery behind the terrible event.