Robin Becker, MFA
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MFA, Creative Writing, Louisiana State University
B.A., English, University of Texas at Austin
Robin Becker is proud to have grown up in Hackensack, New Jersey, even though she left at 18 and never went back. She has lived in Philadelphia, Austin, San Francisco, Baton Rouge and Kirksville, Missouri, where she taught literature and writing at Truman State University.
Robin is a pop culture junkie and her fiction reflects this. She has written a collection of short stories centered on, around and about roller coasters and theme parks. Selections from that thrill ride of a book have been published in Blue Mesa Review, The Griffin, Button and more. Her novel, Brains, will be published in Summer 2010 by HarperCollins; it is the memoir of a former professor of semiotics turned sentient zombie, a very smart corpse indeed.
In addition to writing, Robin plays guitar and has been in a slew of grrrl bands. Check outwww.robinzbecker.com for more information and links.