Mystery Writers of America Southwest Chapter



Name: Robert Boris Riskin
Location: Sag Harbor, NY
Travel: Within 100 miles
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Bio: Boris Riskin has been writing fiction most of his adult life. He went to the University of Michigan where he studied playwriting with Kenneth Rowe, but switched to fiction shortly thereafter. He did the usual stint at helping his writing career by working at a variety of jobs from dishwasher to busboy to factory worker to selling discounted clothes to high fashion women. He has published short stories in The New Yorker and a variety of literary magazines.
A Brooklyn native, he has traveled the world. He lived in France for a few years. One of those years was spent studying at the Sorbonne. The other was on a honeymoon. But New York is where his heart is, as well as the food, family, friends, and the ocean.
He moved to the suburbs with his wife, Kiki, a sculptor. They have a daughter and son. They eventually discovered Sag Harbor at the eastern end of Long Island where the bay and ocean are nearby and the air is filled with creativity.
Possible topics: An Author's Odyssey: From The New Yorker to Scrambled Eggs, my trials and tribulations in attempting to become a famous writer.
Fees: Negotiable

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