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Rob Roberge's Biography

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Jan 2012

Rob Roberge is the author of the book of stories Working Backwards from the Worst Moment of My Life (Red Hen Press, 2010), the neo-noir novels More Than They Could Chew (Perennial Dark Alley/Harper Collins, February 2005) and Drive (re-issue, Hollyridge Press, 2006). His stories have been featured in ZYZZYVA, Chelsea, Other Voices, Alaska Quarterly Review, and the "Ten Writers Worth Knowing Issue" of The Literary Review. His work has also been anthologized in Another City (City Lights, 2001), It’s All Good (Manic D Press, 2004) and SANTI: Lives of the Modern Saints (Black Arrow Press, 2007).  New work is scheduled to appear in OC Noir, part of the series that includes San Francisco Noir, LA Noir and Las Vegas Noir.  Other new work is coming in PENTHOUSE.   

He has written columns for myrareguitars.com, caughtinthecarosel.com and sandm.com. 

Rob also teaches writing at a number of programs in the Los Angeles area, including the Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing and the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, where he received the Outstanding Instructor Award in Creative Writing in 2003. In his spare time, he plays guitar and sings with the Los Angeles area garage/punk bands The Violet Rays, The Danbury Shakes and LA’s legendary punk pioneers, the Urinals.  He also restores and rebuilds vintage amplifiers and quack medical devices. For news and more info, visit & or email at www.myspace.com/robroberge or here at www.robroberge.com

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