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Robards, Karen

Karen Robards

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  • Name(s)
    • Karen Robards
  • Date of Birth
    • August 24, 1954
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Married Doug Robards, three sons
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Six-time winner of the Affaire de Coeur Silver Pen Awards for Favorite Romance Author
    • Romantic Times Career Achievement Award
  • Employment
    • Writer
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer

Roberts, Elizabeth Madox

Elizabeth Madox Roberts

  • Name(s)
    • Elizabeth Madox Roberts
  • Date of Birth
    • October 30, 1881
    • Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • March 13, 1941
    • Orlando, Florida
    • Buried in Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky
    • Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky
    • Colorado, 1910-c.1917
    • Chicago, Illinois, c.1917-
    • Orlando, Florida
  • Education
    • B.A. in English, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Chicago, 1921
    • University of Kentucky, one semester, 1900
    • Washington County public schools, Springfield, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Poor health delayed her education, and was eventually diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in 1936
    • After her diagnosis, she wintered in Orlando, Florida, and summered in Springfield, Kentucky with her parents until her death in 1941
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2013
    • The Elizabeth Madox Society established in her honor
    • Poetry Society of South Carolina Prize, 1931
    • Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for The Great Meadow, 1930
    • O. Henry Memorial Short Story Prize, 1930
    • John Reed Memorial Prize, 1928
    • Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for The Time of Man, 1926
    • Fiske Prize, 1922
  • Employment
    • Taught at an elementary school, Springfield, Kentucky, 1900-1910
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Poet

Roberts, Leonard W.

Leonard W. Roberts

  • Name(s)
    • Leonard Roberts
    • Leonard W. Roberts
    • Leonard Ward Roberts
  • Date of Birth
    • January 28, 1912
    • Osborn, Floyd County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • April 29, 1983
    • Stanville, Floyd County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Osborn, Floyd County, Kentucky
    • Stanville, Floyd County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in English, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1953
    • Studied folklore at Indiana University, 1948
    • Studied writing at the University of Iowa,
    • B.A., Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Died in a highway accident near Stanville, Kentucky
    • Served in the United States Army
  • Employment
    • English professor, Foundation School of Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
    • English professor, Pikeville College, Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Writer
    • Teacher
    • Folklorist
    • Publisher

Robinson, Roxana

  • Name(s)
    • Roxana Robinson
    • Roxana Barry Robinson
  • Date of Birth
    • November 30, 1946
    • Pine Mountain, Harlan County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Pine Mountain, Harlan County, Kentucky
    • New Hope, Pennsylvania
    • Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • New York
    • Maine
    • Connecticut
  • Education
    • B.A. in English Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Studied writing, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
    • The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
    • Buckingham Friends School, Lahaska, Pennsylvania
  • Life Events
    • President, the Author's Guild, 2013-2017
    • Serves on the Council of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust
    • Served as a Trustee of PEN American Center
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Named a Literary Lion, New York Public Library
    • Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
    • Fellowship, the MacDowell Colony
    • Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
    • Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life named a New York Times Notable Book
    • Finalist, Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, National Book Critics Circle, 2013
    • Maine Fiction Award for Sparta
    • James Webb Award from USMCHF for Sparta
    • Sparta named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year, BBC
    • Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Fiction Award for Cost, 2008
    • Cost listed as one of the Best Books of the Year by Chicago Tribune, Library Journal, The Seattle Times, and The Wall Street Journal
    • Cost named one of the Five Best Fiction Books of the Year, The Washington Post
  • Employment
    • Professional writer
    • Taught at
      • Wesleyan University
      • University of Houson
      • Hunter College MFA Program
    • Contributor,
      • The New York Times
      • The Chicago Tribune
      • The New Yorker
      • The Washington Post
      • Harper's Magazine
      • The Atlantic
      • Bookforum
      • The Nation
      • Best American Short Stories
    • Articles on American Art appearing in
      • Arts
      • ARTnews
      • Art & Antiques
      • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
      • The Katonah Museum of Art
    • Articles on the Environment appearing in
      • Boston Globe
      • International Herald Tribune
      • Philadelphia Inquirer
      • House and Garden
      • Horticulture
      • Fine Gardening
    • Sotheby's, American painting department
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Biographers
    • Editor
    • Reviewer

Robinson, Sherry

Sherry Robinson

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  • Name(s)
    • Sherry Robinson
    • Sherry Edwards
    • Sherry Edwards Robinson
  • Date of Birth
    • 1961
  • Residence(s)
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in English, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • M.F.A., Bluegrass Writers Studio, Eastern Kentucky University
    • M.A., Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
    • B.A. in Mass Communication, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Life Events
    • Volunteer director for Grace Now Food Pantry, Richmond, Kentucky
    • Married Glenn Robinson
  • Employment
    • Vice-Provost, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
    • English professor, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Writer

Roe, Charles L.

Charles L. Roe

  • Name(s)
    • Charles Lynwood Roe
    • Charles L. Roe
    • C. L. Roe
  • Date of Birth
    • December 15, 1934
    • Harrison County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Washington, DC, 1953-2000
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, 2000-
  • Education
    • Masters of Science, Johns Hopkins University
    • Bachelors of Science, University of Maryland
    • Nicholas County High School
    • Center Hill, Bourbon County
  • Employment
    • Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, 1957-2000 (Project Manager for Navy and NATO)
    • Cryptanalyst, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), 1953-1957
  • Occupation(s)

Rooney, Audrey

  • Name(s)
    • Audrey Rooney
    • Audrey Heyman Rooney
  • Date of Birth
    • 1938
    • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Residence(s)
    • Cleveland, Ohio
    • Pennsylvania
    • Delaware
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Life Events
    • Member of the Kentucky Bach Choir Board of Directors
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • The Audrey Rooney Vocal Competition named for her, 2013-present
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Singer
    • Philanthropist

Rowe, Christopher

  • Name(s)
    • Christopher Rowe
  • Date of Birth
    • December 25, 1969
    • Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.F.A., Bluegrass Writers Studio, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Finalist for the Hugo Award
    • Finalist for the Nebula Award
    • Finalist for the World Fantasy Award
    • Finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award
    • Long-listed for the Best American Short Stories Volume for Another World For Map is Faith, 2007
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer

Royden, Nancy

Nancy Royden

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  • Name(s)
    • Nancy Royden
  • Date of Birth
    • Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky
    • Germany
    • Alabama
    • North Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Maryland
    • Texas
    • Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.A. in Communication, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky, 1987
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Photojournalist and writer with publications in The Baltimore Sun, NBC4 (Washington, D.C.), The Huffington Post, The Associated Press, Texas Highway Patrol Magazine, Nu Magazine (Austin, Texas)
    • Independent photographer and writer, 2005-present
    • Reporter and photographer, Georgetown News-Graphic, Georgetown, Kentucky, 2012-2014
    • Volunteer nature photo blogger, The Capital, Annapolis, Maryland, 2009-2011
    • Photographer and writer, Prince George's Sentinel, Seabrook, Maryland, 2009-2010
    • Photographer and writer, The Hutto News, Hutto, Texas, 2006-2008
    • Photographer and reporter, Taylor Daily Press, Taylor, Texas, 1999-2001
    • Lifestyles writer, Temple Daily Telegram, 1997-1998
    • Photographer and staff writer, The Sentinel/Marneland Crusader, Ansbach, Bamberg, and Nuernberg, Germany, 1993-1994
    • Staff writer, The Dothan Eagle, Dothan, Alabama, 1991-1993
    • Staff writer, The Daily Advance, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 1990-1991
    • Copywriter, WMBG/103 FM Radio, Lexington, Kentucky, 1988
    • Photographer and reporter, Georgetown News & Times, Georgetown, Kentucky, 1987
    • Photo editor and assistant editor, The Georgetonian, Georgetown, Kentucky, 1986-1987
    • Television intern, WKYT-TV, Lexington, Kentucky 1987
    • Public relations intern, Ashland Oil, Inc., Ashland, Kentucky, 1986
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Photographer
    • Journalist
    • Writer