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Author of Terrible Kisses: Stories

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Robley Wilson's first book of poems, Kingdoms of the Ordinary, won the 1986 Agnes Lynch Starrett prize; his second, A Pleasure Tree, received the 1990 Society of Midland Authors Award for Poetry. Everything Paid For, his third, was published by the University Press of Florida in 1999. The most recent of his five story collections is The Book of Lost Fathers (Johns Hopkins, 2001) Wilson has written three novels: The Victim's Daughter (Simon & Schuster, 1991), and Splendid Omens (2004) and The World Still Melting (2005), both from St. Martin's Press. He has held a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction, a Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, and the 1982 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. In 1987 Bowdoin College awarded him an honorary doctorate. For 31 years he edited the North American Review, twice winner of the National Magazine Award for Fiction. Wilson lives with his wife, the novelist Susan Hubbard, in Orlando and Cape Canaveral.
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