Based on his short stories, sixteen of which have been published in the last year and a half, Robert was selected for mentorship by the managing editor of Tin House. His non-fiction piece based on his experience with O.J. Simpson was featured on Narratively, and his personal essay about his father, George Clooney, and Yoko Ono can be read on Word Riot. Robert’s short fiction has most recently appeared in The MacGuffin, Serving House Literary, Cream City Review, and Cortland Review with stories forthcoming in Gargoyle and Exposition Review. Robert has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was the winner of the 2016 upstreet short fiction scholarship at this summer’s VCFA Postgraduate Writers’ Conference. He was also a finalist for the 2016 Writers@Work Fellowship. His first play, Putin And The Snowman, opened Off-Broadway in July. One of his short stories was acquired by Tica Productions and adapted into the film, “Reconnected,” opening in 2017.
A member of The Actors Studio, Robert has worked extensively in theater, film, and television, appearing in lead roles in major shows and earning several awards, including an L.A. Weekly award and a Drama-Logue award. He founded the Malibu Writers Circle (MWC) to give Los Angeles-based writers a constructive place to work on their material while enjoying an ocean view. He has attended Tin House (twice), Bread Loaf, and numerous writing workshops at the University of Iowa. Robert is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
Robert currently lives in Malibu and owns a corporate intelligence firm.
He is married with a son, and enjoys spending as much time in the ocean as possible: surfing, scuba diving, swimming, etc.