Robert Wilder was born on Long Island but raised with his three brothers
in Westport, Connecticut, a country block away from Martha Stewart. He
has worked as a gas station attendant, dishwasher, factory worker,
landscape grunt, grass cutter, lackey, busboy, waiter, concession stand
clerk, housepainter, soccer camp director, dog show researcher,
fundraiser, and advertising executive. He now lives in Santa Fe, New
Mexico, with his wife, artist Lala Carroll, and their two children,
Poppy and London.
Wilder is a graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, New
Mexico State University (M.A.), and Wesleyan University (B.A.). He has
published fiction and nonfiction in Salon, Creative
The Greensboro Review, The Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and
elsewhere. He has been a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, “The Big
Show with Honey Harris” on KBAC FM in Santa Fe, and Back Roads Radio.
His fiction and essays have been nominated for numerous awards,
including The Pushcart Prize. He is the former director of the Southwest
Literary Center of Recursos de Santa Fe, which includes the Writers
Reading Series and the Santa Fe Writers Conference.
His column, “Daddy Needs a Drink,” is published monthly in the Santa Fe
Daddy Needs a Drink is his first book.
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