MFA in Writing

Robin MacArthur / Visiting Alumna Fiction Writer, Summer 2017

Robin MacArthur

Robin MacArthur lives on the hillside farm where she was born in Marlboro, Vermont. Her debut collection of short stories, Half Wild (Ecco, 2016), was the winner of the PEN New England award for fiction, and a finalist for the New England Book Award. 

Robin is also the editor of Contemporary Vermont Fiction: An Anthology (Green Writers Press, 2014) and one-half of the indie folk duo Red Heart the Ticker, which has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion and NPR’s Morning Edition. She is the recipient of two Creation Grants from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. When not writing, Robin spends her time prying rocks out of unruly garden soil, picking blackberries and raspberries outside her back door, and traipsing through woods with her big-hearted and half-wild children. Her forthcoming novel, Heart Spring Mountain, will be published by Ecco (HarperCollins) in January of 2018.