Robin Black’s If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This

We are thrilled to announce the publication of One Story author (issue #104, “Harriet Elliot”) Robin Black’s first collection of stories, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This. This fantastic book is already garnering raves, including this starred review from Library Journal: “Eight years of writing and revision result in a high-caliber short story collection reminiscent of works by Atwood and Paley.. . . Like fine chocolate or wine, a little Black goes a long way. Savor this collection slowly and reflectively, then share with a friend.”

For those of you at the AWP conference in Denver, CO next week, One Story will be hosting a signing for Robin on Friday, April 9th from 12-1 pm at our booth #L1. Please stop by and celebrate the publication of If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This. Robin will also be doing a reading at Tattered Cover Bookstore on Thursday, April 8th at 6:30 pm. To find out the rest of her reading schedule, visit her website.

I remember the day our readers pulled “Harriett Elliott” from the slush–I could tell right away that Robin Black was a writer with that rare combination of skill, beauty, and teeth. All of us here at One Story will be cheering on her success with this beautiful book.

3 thoughts on “Robin Black’s If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This

  1. Well I’ll just say that I’m behind a good bit on my One Story issues (as well as Zoetrope All Story), but I’m trying my best to catch up. I just read Harriett Elliott today while sitting on my porch while my children played. I was blown away. It’s one of those stories where after the last word I say “Wow.” I will be buying the collection. I have been so impressed with the quality of the stories in this magazine. I have the entire run (as well as Zoetrope All Story). I am proud to be a short story reader.

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