Robin’s short bio

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Robin Sloan grew up near Detroit and went to school at Michi­gan State University.

For many years, he worked at the inter­sec­tion of media and technology, first at the (pronunciation: pointer) Poyn­ter Insti­tute in St. Petersburg, Florida, and then at Cur­rent TV and Twitter, both in San Francisco.

His first novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, was a New York Times Best Seller, trans­lated into more than twenty languages. George Saun­ders called the book “a tour-de-force” and Robin kindly requests that no one say any­thing else about any of his writing, ever.

With his part­ner Kathryn (pronunciation: TOM-uh-jun) Tomajan, Robin pro­duces Cal­i­for­nia extra vir­gin olive oil under the label: Fat Gold.

His lat­est novel, Sourdough, was pub­lished in 2017.

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Robin Sloan’s first novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, was a New York Times Best Seller, trans­lated into more than twenty languages. His lat­est novel, Sourdough, was pub­lished in 2017. With his part­ner Kathryn Tomajan, Robin pro­duces Cal­i­for­nia extra vir­gin olive oil under the label Fat Gold.

December 2021, Berkeley