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novelist , short story writer , poet

Robert James Lowry, American novelist, poet, short story writer. Story selected for O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories, 1950. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945.


Lowry, Robert James was born on March 28, 1919 in Cincinnati. Son of Beirne Clem and Alma (Collas) Lowry.


Student, University Cincinnati, 1937-1938.


Public, editor, The Little Man Press, Cincinnati, 1938-1942;editor, book designer, production manager, New Directions, New York City, 1945-1946;staff writer, Time Magazine, New York City, 1949-1950;reader, editor, copywriter, Popular Library, New York City, 1951-1956;contributor book criticism, New York Times Sunday Book Review, New York City, 1951-1955;contributor book criticism, Sat. Review, New York City, 1951-1955;office manager, Doubleday Book Shop, New York City, 1962;copywriter, Cincinnati Enquirer, 1963;assistant to commercial manager, Station WCPO-television, Cincinnati, 1963;copywriter, Standard Public, Cincinnati, 1964;staff member, Writer's Digest Criticism Service, Cincinnati, 1976-1979;editorial associate, Writer's Digest School, Cincinnati, 1977-1979. Personnel consultant Sanford Rose Associations, Cincinnati, Availability of Western Ohio, Synergistic Search, Sales Cons., Cincinnati.

Instructor short story writing U. Cincinnati, 1963.



Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: trance writer.


Married Bella Alice Cohen, 1941 (divorced 1946). Married Frankie Abbe, 1948 (divorced 1954). 1 child, David; married Antoinette LoBianco, 1958 (divorced 1965).

Children: Beirne, Giacomo. Married Mary Louise O'Neill, 1967 (divorced 1969).

Beirne Clem Lowry

Alma (Collas) Lowry

Bella Alice Cohen

Frankie Abbe

Antoinette LoBianco

Mary Louise O'Neill

David Lowry

Beirne Lowry

Giacomo Lowry