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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Rob Roberge

Rob Roberge is the author of the memoir Liar (Crown, 2016), and Cheryl Strayed has called his writing “both drop-dead gorgeous and mind-bendingly smart.” He is also the author of four books of fiction, most recently The Cost of Living (Other Voices Books, 2013). He teaches in UC Riverside’s Palm Desert MFA in Writing Program, and his work has been widely published and anthologized. Along with his writing, Roberge plays solo, with the root-rock outfit The Danbury Shakes, and the art-punk band The Urinals, who’ve had their work covered by, among others, The Gun Club, The Minutemen, and Yo La Tengo. He lives in San Pedro, CA.