Taylor, Robert (1940 - )

Genre: General Fiction, Short Stories

Robert Taylor, born in Abilene, Texas, on 22 July 1940, lived in Blue Hill, Maine from 1986 to 2003. In 2003, he moved to Oberlin, OH where he is an Affiliate Scholar at Oberlin College.

He graduated with honors from Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech Univ.) in 1962 with a degree in journalism. While in college, he was a ROTC member, and on graduation was commissioned as an Army second lieutenant, assigned to the Pentagon from 1963-1966 and served in Vietnam at Army Headquarters in 1967, receiving a Bronze Star that same year. He was released from active duty when he returned stateside and lived in Washington, D.C. for a while.

He has been the editor of Transportation U.S.A., assistant editor of Music Educators Journal, and deputy editor of America Illustrated, a now-defunct Russian-language magazine distributed in Russia.

Taylor reads from his works at libraries and bookstores around the country and speaks on issues of peace. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pierre Monteux Memorial Foundation in Hancock, Maine which sponsors a six-week school for conductors and orchestra musicians each summer.

Selected Bibliography


  • The Innocent (1997)
  • All We Have Is Now (2002)
  • Whose Eye Is On Which Sparrow? (2004)
  • A Few Hints and Clews (2007)

Short Stories

  • Revelation and Other Stories (2002)

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