Robert Olen Butler

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Birthplace: Granite City, IL
Current Residence: Tallahassee, FL
Setting: Various
Genre: Fiction, Short Stories

Robert Olen Butler (1945-) has a B.A. from Northwestern University and a M.A. in play writing from the University of Iowa. Butler served in the Vietnam War as an Army Intelligence Officer and Translator. Butler was a reporter and editor for the New York Times and editor-in-chief for the Energy User's News before turning to teaching. Butler has taught fiction writing at McNeese State University. He currently teaches fiction and screen writing at Florida State University.

Severance by Robert Olen ButlerIntercourse by Robert Olen ButlerFrom Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler and Janet BurrowayHad a Good Time: Stories from American Postcards by Robert Olen ButlerGood Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen ButlerFair Warning by Robert Olen Butler

Book List


Small Hotel (2011)
Hell (2010)
The Alleys of Eden (1981)
Sun Dogs (1982)
Countrymen of Bones (1983)
On Distant Ground (1985)
Wabash (1987)
The Deuce (1989)
They Whisper (1994)
The Deep Green Sea (1998)
Mr. Spaceman (2000)
Fair Warning (2002)

Short Stories

Intercourse: Stories (2008)
Severance: Stories (2006)
Had a Good Time (2004)
Tabloid Dreams (1996)
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories (1992)


From where you dream : the process of writing fiction (2005) with Janet Burroway

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