Robin Troy is the author of two novels, Liberty Lanes, which was a finalist for the High Plains Book Award and the Michigan Literary Fiction Award for novels, and Floating, which won the MTV prize for fiction. Her short stories and essays have appeared in anthologies and journals nationally, including the Seal Press anthologies Woman's Best Friend and P.S. What I Didn't Say. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana and was a professor of fiction-writing at Southern Connecticut State University for ten years before returning to Montana. She is currently co-director of the Beargrass Writers Workshop in Missoula, and is working on her third book, a memoir.
Liberty Lanes is a work of fiction inspired by a group of bowlers who first invited me to join them for a drink in 2003. Through their friendships, they saved and shaped and brightened each other's lives.
"Liberty Lanes is a transcendent story about the power of love and friendship. A tender and moving tale, a joy to read." --Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red
"Liberty Lanes is a wonderfully calm and large-hearted examination of the ways that ordinary people meet the demands of age and infirmity with surpassing grace." --Deirdre McNamer, author of Red Rover
"The quality of Robin Troy's writing is very strong--direct, unpretentious, and insightful. I read the book with delight." --Mary Clearman Blew, author of Jackalope Dreams
The Beargrass Writers Workshop provides writers from all walks of life top-notch instruction and a uniquely low participant/teacher ratio, with the goal of establishing an accessible, diverse artistic community of writers.
Each August, the Beargrass Writers Retreat gathers some of the West's most celebrated and promising writers at the storied E Bar L Ranch for four days of readings, workshops, craft talks, one-on-one consultation, and individual time and space to write.