About Me

Robert Jackson Bennett‘s 2010 debut Mr. Shivers won the Shirley Jackson Award as well as the Sydney J Bounds Newcomer Award. His second novel, The Company Man, won a Special Citation of Excellence from the Philip K Dick Award, as well as an Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. His third novel, The Troupe, has topped many “Best of 2012” lists, including that of Publishers Weekly. His fourth novel, American Elsewhere, won the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel. His fifth, City of Stairs, will be released in September of 2015.

He lives in Austin with his wife and son. He can be found on Twitter at @robertjbennett.

You can see a short video of what Robert’s future writing plans are right here.

To find out more about Robert’s writing process, click here.


5 comments on “About Me

  1. Sean Newman says:

    Read “To Be Read Upon Your Waking” over at Subterranean the other day. Loved it, as with all of your stuff so far. Keep up the great work, and can’t wait for American Elsewhere!

  2. Nadja says:

    Hello Mr. Bennett, I’m Nadia.
    Before a plentiful week I bought your book: Silenus.
    I was at the station and had to wait 1 1/2 hours for my train, I went to the book store, looked around, and saw a black-clad, white-painted, blue-eyed man .. I’ll let the blurb, and knew: “That I have to have”
    I bought it. Read it every day, several chapters .. Page after page .. and never has a book or a movie, touched me so .. I was in tears … the book is so sad ..
    But the fact is that no writer in the world, has ever managed that first I buy a book with over 500 pages and second I then also still read.
    You are a fantastic writer! Thank you for this story.

    Nadja (:

    PS: I think were looking after “Mr. Shivers”.

  3. craigherndon2 says:

    Hey, Robert! I’m Craig, and I’ve been a huge fan of yours ever since I randomly picked up Mr. Shivers in a bookstore a while ago, and I’ve bought all of your work since. Since I’ve been following your WordPress for a while now and see that it is a great avenue to show off your work, I decided to do the same, as I myself am a writer. I just wanted to stop by and thank you for being a huge inspiration to me and let you know much I admire your work. Have a good day!

  4. Tracy says:

    Just finished “American Elsewhere” in 2 days….holy crap, that was good! Thank you so much and I am going to check out your other books. –Tracy

  5. Misty Massey says:

    Hello Robert,

    I’m one of the founding members of Magical Words, a blog for and about writing for speculative fiction writers. We’d like to invite you to blog on the site in September 2014, to coincide with the release of City of Stairs (I’m personally a fan of your work, and very excited about CoS!)

    If you’d like to check us out before answering, I completely understand. Our site is www,magicalwords.net and I can be reached at magicalwordsblog@gmail.com

    I hope you decide to come be our guest!

    Misty Massey

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