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Robin McLean worked as lawyer and then a potter in the woods of Alaska before turning to writing. Her story collection Reptile House won the 2013 BOA Editions Fiction Prize and was twice a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Short Story Prize. She now lives and teaches in the high plains desert of central Nevada at Ike's Canyon Ranch Writer's Retreat which she co-founded.


Her debut novel Pity the Beast will be published November 2, 2o21 from And Other StoriesHer second story collection is forthcoming from And Other Stories too.

A figure skater first—having learned to skate and walk at the same time—McLean believes that crashing on ice prepared her for writing fiction. Besides writing, her careers and interests have been diverse: pushcart hotdog sales, lawyer and mediator, potter and tile maker, political activist, union organizer, sculptor, haunted corn maze manager as well as zombie trainer (yep).

Agent: Stephanie Steiker @ stephanie@rhaliterary.com


Press & Publicity in the US: Alyson Sinclair/ Nectar Literary / alyson.sinclair@nectarliterary.com/  or Stefan Tobler / And Other Stories / stefantobler@andotherstories.org


Press & Publicity in the UK: Nicky Smalley/ And Other Stories / nichola@andotherstories.org


For more info: www.ikecanyon.com