J. Robert Lennon

Graduate Faculty Member

University of Montana, M.F.A.
University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
J. Robert Lennon


J. Robert Lennon is the author of two story collections, Pieces For The Left Hand and See You in Paradise, and seven novels, including Mailman, Castle, and Familiar. He holds an MFA from the University of Montana, and has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Playboy, Granta, The Paris Review, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. He has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and his story "The Rememberer" inspired the CBS detective series Unforgettable. He co-hosts the podcast Lunch Box, with poet Ed Skoog, and his book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, and The London Review of Books. Find him on Twitter.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Very short stories
  • Crime fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Experimental narrative forms

Current Projects

  • Short story collection forthcoming in 2014 from Graywolf Press
  • a novel in progress