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    Robert Dunn is a writer, teacher, and photographer. He has published widely, including work in The New Yorker and an O. Henry Prize story, as well as the novels Pink Cadillac (a Book Sense 76 pick), Cutting Time, Soul Cavalcade, Meet the AnnasLook at Flower, Stations of the Cross, and, in 2017, Savage Joy. Dunn has worked for The New Yorker magazine and Sports Illustrated. For years he has taught fiction writing at The New School. In 2017, he launched the school's first course on photobooks. He was also the first person to teach an accredited online fiction writing course anywhere. In the 1980s he was the novelist Bernard Malamud’s personal assistant. Dunn is also a serious photographer. His photobooks OWS, Angel Parade, A Carnival of Souls, and others are in the permanent collection of the International Center of Photography; OWS was in a show at the Cincinnati Art Museum. His photos have also appeared in an ICP show. Dunn is married to a film art director and lives in New York City and Woodstock, N.Y.

    Recent Publications:


    Meet the Annas - 2009

    Look at Flower - 2011

    Stations of the Cross - 2013

    Savage Joy - 2017

    Photo Books

    OWS - 2011

    Angel Parade, Nos. 1 through 16

    Meeting Robert Frank

    New York Street

    A Carnival of Souls

    Research Interests:

    Serious Photography

    Fiction Writing

    Awards And Honors:

    O Henry Prize Short Story

    Marquis Who's Who - 2003 to the present

    Yaddo residency

    Bread Load Scholarship


    Current Courses:

    Fict: Memory, Imagine, Desire (Spring 2020)

    Writing the Photobook

    Writing the Photobook (Spring 2020)