Robert Shuster

2006 Baron Fellow
Westchester County, NY

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Robert Shuster was awarded a Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship in 2006. A writer based in New York State, he has written on arts and culture for The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, The Portland Oregonian, Adobe Magazine, and Seattle Weekly, where he was a regular contributor with reviews and profiles. He was senior editor at Adobe Magazine for three years. His fiction has won several awards, and has appeared in the anthologies Micro Fiction (W.W. Norton, 1996) and Yellow Silk II (Warner Books, 2000), as well as in The Mississippi Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and Sun Dog, among other publications. His second novel, The Herald of the Underworld, is currently represented by the JCA Literary Agency. During his fellowship residency at AAS, he researched America's culture of war and the military in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for his non-fiction book The Indestructible Soldier, which takes a personal, historical, and critical look at the civilian fascination with war.

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