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This is the official web site for Rob Davidson, a fiction writer, scholar, and teacher living in Chico, California. Thanks for visiting!

SPECTATORS: FLASH FICTIONS

Rob is delighted to announce the publication of his new collection of flash fictions, Spectators, from Five Oaks Press (2017).

Work included in this collection appeared previously in Saranac Review, South Dakota Review, Arroyo Literary Review, Roger: An Art and Literary Magazine, and the edited anthology Fog & Woodsmoke: Behind the Image. Written in response to the visual art & photography of Tom Patton, Stephani Schaefer, and Sara Umemoto, this book presents a new dimension of Rob’s fiction.

Rob’s publisher, Five Oaks Press, has nominated Spectators for several awards, including the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in fiction, the Story Prize, the PEN/Faulkner fiction award, and the Foreword INDIES book award. Here’s hoping!

Spectators is available for purchase now from your favorite online booksellers, or directly from Five Oaks Press.

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

  • 20 JULY: THE BOOK COLLECTOR, SACRAMENTO
    Rob will read & sign books at The Book Collector (1008 24th Street, Sacramento) on Thursday, 20 July, at 7:30 p.m.
  • 22 JULY: GALLERY BOOKSHOP, MENDOCINO
    Rob will do an in-store meet & greet/signing at the Gallery Bookshop (319 Kasten Street, Mendocino CA) on Saturday, 22 July, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Stop by and have a cookie!
  • 2 AUGUST: WORDS ON THE AIR, KZFR 90.1 FM
    Part 2 of Rob’s appearance on “Words on the Air” on KZFR 90.1 FM (Chico, CA), 7:00-7:30 PDT. (Part 1 was broadcast on 19 July.) Listen online at www.kzfr.org.
  • 3 AUGUST: THE AVID READER, DAVIS
    Rob will give a reading and sign books at The Avid Reader Bookstore in Davis, CA (617 Second Street, Davis CA), Thursday, 3 August, 7:30 p.m.
  • 12 AUGUST: COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS, NOVATO
    Rob will do an in-store meet & greet/signing at Copperfield’s Books in Novato (999 Grant Ave., Novato CA) on Saturday, 12 August, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!
  • 15 AUGUST: THE BINDERY, SAN FRANCISCO
    Rob will join Fred Arroyo for a reading at The Bindery  (1727 Haight Street, San Francisco) on Tuesday, 15 August, 7:30 p.m.
  • 19 AUGUST: THE AVID READER, SACRAMENTO
    Rob will be at The Avid Reader (1945 Broadway, Sacramento) Saturday, 19 August, at 3:00 p.m.

Check the Appearances page for more of Rob’s upcoming public outings.

NEW PODCAST AVAILABLE

Visit the Interviews, etc. page to listen to a podcast of Rob reading & discussing Spectators: Flash Fictions on “Writing on the Air,” 19 July 2017, on KZFR 90.1 FM.