Robin Israel’s fiction has been published in The Adirondack Review, Watershed Review, and The Stockholm Review of Literature, among others. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net. She is a recipient of the Carlisle Family Scholarship from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and a contributor at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She recently left her position as Assistant Fiction Editor at Newfound (a nonprofit publisher that explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and experience) so that she would have more time for her own writing, but she misses the work there.
Robin has developed and run educational and human rights programs for high school students, disenfranchised youth, and immigrants and refugees working toward obtaining citizenship. She has worked at the Peres Center for Peace, for the International Rescue Committee, on the research team for the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights, and has a longtime commitment to immigrant rights and an interest in human services focusing on poverty, food stability, and housing. She is also the instigator of writing organizations, like Writing without Workshops and Writers’ Buffet, that helped writers build literary community. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MPA in Nonprofit Management, both from the University of Arizona.