Elizabeth Robelen

Liz Robelen comes to The Washington Independent Review of Books with a wide range of artistic and administrative experience.  After several years as an actor in Washington professional theater, she spent several decades as a director and dramaturge, working primarily on new plays and serving as Director of Script Development for Source Theatre Company.  At the same time, she held a variety of positions in area private schools, serving as teacher, librarian and chief fund-raising officer.  She has a degree in international relations and currently serves as an editor and writer in a federal government agency.


5 entries by Elizabeth Robelen


12 Best Quotes from Tom Clancy Books

A look at some of the best quotes from 6 of the late author's popular books.

Book Review

Richard Peabody

Blue Suburban Skies

In these cinematic tales, a cross-section of humanity wrestles with love, art, loss and getting older in a world full of landmines.

Book Review

Victor La Valle

The Devil in Silver

A horror story with a heart, this novel employs the supernatural as a backdrop for life’s big issues.

Book Review

Karen Thompson Walker

The Age of Miracles: A Novel

In this lyrical speculative tale, the slowing of the earth brings disorienting changes to humankind while the young protagonist struggles with the normal changes of adolescence.

Book Review

Charlotte Rogan

The Lifeboat: A Novel

A novel focusing on the criminal trial of a shipwreck survivor and her stories of life, death and endurance on an early-1900s lifeboat.