Robin’s official short bio

For whatever nefarious purposes you possess:

Robin Sloan grew up near Detroit and went to school at Michigan State, where he studied economics and co-founded a short-lived but fondly-remembered literary magazine.

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

Robin has not worked in an office since 2012.

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 please, no one say anything else about any of Robin’s writing, ever. We are done here.

With his partner Kathryn Tomajan (pronunciation: TOM-uh-jun), Robin manages a leased three-acre grove of olive trees in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their first batch of extra virgin olive oil will be available in 2018.

Sourdough, however, is available now.

September 2017, Berkeley


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