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critic , fiction writer

Roberta Karpel Silman, American fiction writer, critic. Recipient Laft Magazine awards, 1974, 1984; fellow, Guggenheim Foundation, 1979-1980, National Endowment for Arts, 1982-1983. Member advisory council College Arts & Sciences Cornell University; Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (Syndicated Fiction award 1981, 1983, National Magazine award 1974, 1984), Poets and Writers, Authors Guild, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Silman, Roberta Karpel was born on December 29, 1934 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Herman and Phoebe Karpel.

Education

Bachelor, Cornell University, 1956. Master of Fine Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, 1975.

Career

Secretary Saturday Review Magazine, New York City, 1957, science writer, 1958—1960. Fiction writer Ardsley, since 1961.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Somebody Else's Child, 1976 (award Child Study Association), Blood Relations, 1977 (Honorary Mention Pen Hemingway prize, Honorary Mention Janet Kafka prize), (novels) Boundaries, 1979 (Honorary Mention Janet Kafka prize), The Dream Dredger, 1986 (Washington Irving award), Beginning The World Again, 1990, short stories.

Membership

Member advisory council College Arts & Sciences Cornell University. Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (Syndicated Fiction award 1981, 1983, National Magazine award 1974, 1984), Poets and Writers, Authors Guild, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Piano, classical music, hiking, travel.

Connections

Married Robert Silman, June 14, 1956. Children: Miriam, Joshua, Ruth.

father:
Herman Karpel

mother:
Phoebe Karpel

spouse:
Robert Silman

children:
Miriam Silman

Joshua Silman

Ruth Silman