MacArthur (manuscript mentor) lives on the hillside farm where she was born in Marlboro, Vermont. Her debut collection of short stories, Half Wild, won the PEN New England award for fiction and was a finalist for the New England Book Award and the Vermont Book Award. Her debut novel, Heart Spring Mountain, was released in January 2018. 

Robin is also the editor of Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology and one-half of the indie folk duo Red Heart the Ticker, which has released four albums and been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition. Robin is the recipient of two Creation Grants from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the founder and creative director of Wildwood Arts.

She has taught writing in various traditional and non-traditional settings for ten years; when not writing and teaching, Robin spends her time traipsing through the woods outside her back door with her big-hearted and half-wild children.


MFA - Writing | Vermont College of Fine Arts

BA - Religion & Comparative Literature | Brown

Selected work