As a Navy brat, I moved 11 times by the time I turned 18. In 2012, I was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award in Short Fiction and was one of five finalists for the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, selected by Sherman Alexie and Colin Channer. My fiction has appeared in Green Mountains Review, the Kenyon Review, and Los Angeles Review, among others.
In the summer of 2012, I worked as a stand-in for George Takei, and I’ve appeared as an extra in movies such as Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl and Father and Daughters.
Currently, I teach at the University of Pittsburgh and manage the Writing Department’s social media initiatives. My debut novel Eighty Days of Sunlight is forthcoming on July 9 from Thought Catalog Books. In my spare time, I’m putting the finishing touches on a second novel and a story collection.
Contact: robertyune [at] gmail [dot] com