Robert Antoni

Bob Antoni the author of six books:  Divina TraceBlessed is the FruitMy Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales, Carnival, As Flies to Whatless Boys, and Cut Guavas. His novel-in-progress is entitled Foering Body. Bob’s fictional world is the British West Indies—the region’s history, geography, folklore, and above all its vernacular languages. His books have been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, an NEA grant, the BOCAS prize for Best Book from the Caribbean, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Trinidad and Tobago National Library. He holds an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, an MFA and PhD from the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa. Bob has taught in a dozen writing programs, and he helped to establish the Pan-European MFA for Creative Writing, with alternating residencies in Barcelona, Vienna, and Dublin.


Writers on Writing series, Spring 2021