Robert Earle is the author of two novels, The Man Clothed in Linen (MC Writing, 2011, available on Kindle) and The Way Home (DayBue, 2004). He also has published a memoir of a year in Iraq, Nights in the Pink Motel (Naval Institute Press, 2008) and edited a collection of essays on North American interdependence, Identities in North America: Search for Community (Stanford, 1995). His short fiction has appeared in Black and White, Consequence, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Inkwell, Iron Horse Literary Review, The MacGuffin, Main Street Rag, Mississippi Review, Quarterly West, and Short Story Library among others.

He holds degrees in literature and writing from Princeton and Johns Hopkins and writes stories, novels, and poems because they help him probe the significance of things, bring it to the surface, and make it last.  For 25 years he was a diplomat serving in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Now he lives in Virginia where he devotes himself to writing full-time. For more information, visit his site on or read his reviews on







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