Roxana Robinson's 2013 novel 'Sparta' told the stark tale of a young ex-Marine tormented by PTSD after returning from Iraq. Her acclaimed and moving works of fiction include 'Cost' and 'This is My Daughter', several short stories and a new novel to be published in 2019, “Dawson’s Fall”, about the period of Redemption following the US Civil War. She has also written a biography of artist Georgia O’Keeffe, essays and criticism for the New Yorker and Washington Post, and the foreword for the 2017 short fiction collection 'The Road Ahead: Fiction from the Forever War'. Roxana Robinson is a Guggenheim Fellow, was president of the Author's Guild from 2014 to 2017, and teaches at Hunter College in New York City.