Robert Schirmer’s novel Barrow’s Point won the Gival Press Novel Award and will be published by Gival Press in 2016. Barrow’s Point was also nominated by Gival Press for the 2016 New York Center for Fiction’s First Novel Award, the 2016 National Book Award, and the 2017 PEN/Robert Bingham Prize for Debut Novel. In addition, he’s published a collection of short stories titled Living with Strangers (NYU Press), winner of the Bobst Award for Emerging Writers. His stories have appeared in a wide range of literary journals such as Byliner, Glimmer Train, The Sewanee Review, Epoch, New England Review, Fiction, Confrontation, Joyland and The Best of Witness. Over the years he’s won an O. Henry Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Walter E. Dakin fellowship to the Sewanee Writers Conference, and a fellowship from the Chesterfield Film Company Writer’s Film project. His screenplays have been optioned by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Brothers. He’s also been a Visiting Writer at the Southwest Writers Series and at Stetson University as part of the Tim Sullivan Endowment for Writing series. For two years he served as co-editor of the independent publishing house Outpost19.