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Robert Day

Robert Day‘s most recent books are Where I Am Now, a collection of short stories published by the University of Missouri-Kansas City BookMark Press, Speaking French in Kansas (short stories) and The Committee to Save the World (literary non-fiction) can be obtained through Western Books.  His 1977 novel The Last Cattle Drive was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection and has seen multiple reprintings. Day is past president of the Associated Writing Programs and Adjunct Professor at Washington College in Maryland.  His short fiction has won a number of prizes and citations, including two Seaton Prizes, a Pen Faulkner/NEA prize, and Best American Short story and Pushcart citations. His fiction has been published by Tri-Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Kansas Quarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, and New Letters among other belles-lettres magazines. He is the author of two novellas, In My Stead, and The Four wheel Drive Quartet.

His nonfiction has been published in the Washington Post Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Forbes FYI,  Modern Maturity, World Literature Today, and American Scholar. As a member of the Prairie Writers Circle his essays have been reprinted in numerous newspapers and journals nationwide, and on such inter-net sites as Counterpunch.

Among his awards and fellowships are a National Endowment to the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, Yaddo and McDowell Fellowships, a Maryland Arts Council Award, and the Edgar Wolfe Award for distinguished fiction.  His teaching positions include The Iowa Writers Workshop; The University of Kansas; and the Graduate Faculty at Montaigne College, The University of Bordeaux.


On Numéro Cinq


Chance Encounters of a Literary Kind: Raymond Carver

Chance Encounters of the Literary Kind: Screenwriter Walter Bernstein

Chance Encounters of a Literary Kind | Talk to Strangers and Stop on By: William Stafford

Chance Encounters of a Literary Kind | Montaigne: A Way of Knowing as a Way of Life

Chance Encounters of a Literary Kind: Dave Smith

Chance Encounters of a Literary Kind: Mavis Gallant (1922-2014)

Let Us Imagine Lost Love: Part One | Novel Excerpt

Chance Encounters of Literary Kind: Friends are Never Even: Jack (aka) John Barth

Chance Encounters of a Literary Kind: Sarah Palin and Coriolanus

A Mother I Cannot Find Again: Memoir 

Chance Encounters of a Literary Kind: John Ashbery and Tadeusz Różewicz



Sometimes It Is, Sometimes It Isn’t

Let Us Imagine Lost Love: Part One



We’ll Always Have McSorley’s: an essay by Robert Day | The American Scholar

Spy Profile: Robert Day on Writing, Printing and Memory

Robert Day: Talk to Strangers