“Robin McLean’s Reptile House introduces us to a debut author of audacious originality." -- Peter Connors, BOA Editions.









Stories and Awards

STORIES

"House Full of Feasting," THE CINCINNATI REVIEW Issue 13.2, Winter 2017

"Slip," WHAT HAPPENED HERE: Year One at Paper Cuts JP

"Criminal Finally," The Drum -- Lit Journal For Your Ears, May 2016. Listen to it HERE

"The True End to All Sad Times," MUD SEASON REVIEW, May 2016

"But for Herr Hitler," THE CINCINNATI REVIEW, Summer 2015. (Nominated for Pushcart Prize.)

"Blackberry Winter," BRIDGE EIGHT, Summer 2015

"Take the Car, Take the Girl," CARVE MAGAZINE, Spring 2015.

"Rabbit's Foot," GREEN MOUNTAINS REVIEW, Spring 2015.

"Yellow Dock," WESTERN HUMANITIES REVIEW, January 2015.

"Cold Snap," THE CAROLINA QUARTERLY January 2015, a Grand Prize Winner of The End is Nigh Story Prize.

“Cliff Ordeal,” COPPER NICKEL, Spring 2013.

“For Swimmers,” GARGOYLE, Summer 2012.

“Slip,” AMERICAN FICTION: THE BEST UNPUBLISHED STORIES BY EMERGING WRITERS, Vol. 12 from New Rivers Press, 2012.

“The Amazing Discovery and Natural History of Carlsbad Caverns,” THE COMMON, Spring 2012.

“No Name Creek,” THE MALAHAT REVIEW, Winter 2011.

“Reptile House,” NASHVILLE REVIEW , Summer 2011.


BOOK AWARDS:

Winner of the BOA Fiction Prize. BOA Editions, 2013, Reptile House .

Finalist, The Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Prize, 2012 for Reptile House .

Finalist, The Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Prize, 2011 for Reptile House


STORY AWARDS

Winner, "Alter Ego" Fiction Prize, The Drum and Grubstreet.

Nominated for Pushcart Prize, "But for Herr Hitler," THE CINCINNATI REVIEW, 2015.

Finalist, Robert and Adele Schiff Awards for the THE CINCINNATI REVIEW, October 2014, "But for Herr Hitler."

Finalist, Robert and Adele Schiff Awards for the THE CINCINNATI REVIEW, October 2014, "Judas Cradle."

Honorable Mention, Robert and Adele Schiff Awards for the THE CINCINNATI REVIEW, October 2014, "True Carnivores."

Co-Winner of The End is Nigh Story Prize for the THE CAROLINA QUARTERLY, for "Cold Snap," judged by Jim Shepard. Read an INTERVIEW WITH ROBIN about this story here.

Finalist, Copper Nickel Fiction Prize Fiction Prize, June 2012, for “Cliff Ordeal.”

Honorable Mention, New Millennium Writings, January 2012, for “No Name Creek.”

Finalist, American Fiction Prize: New Rivers Press, July 2011, for “Slip,” judged by Josip Novakovich.

Honorable Mention, Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award, May 2011, for “Slip,” judged by Michael Griffin.

Winner, The Cara Memorial Award for Fiction, May 2010, for “The Amazing Discovery and Natural History of Carlsbad Caverns,” judged by Sabina Murray.

Honorable Mention, The Delaney Fellowship for Fiction, May 2010, for “The Amazing Discovery and Natural History of Carlsbad Caverns,” May 2010, judged by Sam Lipsyte.

Winner, The Sydney Robertson McLean Prize for Fiction, May 1987, for “Beef Jerky.”

Winner, Barbara Benson Prize, 1987


Book Reviews and Other Writing

“Endangered Species,” THE CINCINNATI REVIEW, Fall 2012, review of Kate Bernheimer's My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me