Robert Hellenga

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General Information

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Name: Robert Hellenga

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin



Illinois Connection

Robert Hellenga lives in Galesburg, Illinois and teaches at Knox College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hellenga was educated at the University of Michigan and Princeton University. He has been a professor of English literature at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, since 1968. He started writing fiction at Knox and published his first story in 1973 and his first novel (after 39 rejections) in 1994.

Published Works

  • The Sixteen Pleasures, Sceptre, 1995
  • The Fall of the Sparrow, Scribner, 1998
  • Blues Lessons: A Novel, Scribner, 2002
  • Philosophy Made Simple: A Novel, Little, Brown and Company, 2006
  • The Italian Lover, Little, Brown and Company, 2007
  • Snakewoman of Little Egypt: A Novel, Bloomsbury, 2011
  • The Confessions of Frances Godwin, Bloomsbury, 2014

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Sixteen Pleasures

ISBN: 0340618191
Release Date: 1995

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The Fall of a Sparrow

ISBN: 0140277048
Release Date: 2000

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Blues Lessons: A Novel

ISBN: 0743225465
Release Date: 2003-01-07

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The Italian Lover

ISBN: 0316117633
Release Date: 2007-09-24

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Snakewoman of Little Egypt: A Novel

ISBN: 1608193225
Release Date: 2011-09-20

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The Confessions of Frances Godwin: A Novel

ISBN: 1620405490
Release Date: 2014-07-08

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Literary Awards

Society of Midland Author`s Award for Fiction in 1995. Illinois Art`s Council and PEN Syndicated Fiction Award.

Snakewoman was included in The Washington Post list of best books of 2010 and the Kirkus Reviews list of top 25 novels of 2010.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Information:

Henry Dunow

425 Madison Avenue

New York, New York 10017

External Links

Robert Hellenga on WorldCat

Robert Hellenga on Amazon


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