About Robert Duffer

Thanks for visiting my site. I am a writer, editor, and teacher. I write novels, syllabi, essays, ad copy, B2B copy, flash fiction, plays, blogs, features, profiles, book reviews, personal narratives, service pieces, children’s books, angry correspondence, short fiction, and I drove a minivan. Now I drive cars for my job as autos editor at Chicago Tribune.writer, editor, teacher Robert Duffer

One of my shorter fictions won the One Book, One Chicago writing contest sponsored by the Chicago Public Library and judged by Stuart Dybek. My work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, MAKE Magazine, Chicago Reader, Curbside Splendor, Time Out Chicago, Monkeybicycle, Chicago Public Radio, Annalemma (3 & 4), New City, Flashquake, Knee-Jerk Magazine, Chicago Artists Resource, Word Riot, Pindledyboz, The 2nd Hand, Hypertext, and other coffee-table favorites like Canadian Builders Quarterly. There’s been some work anthologized in The Way We Sleep, Amsterdammed: An Anthology of Place, which were both flattering, and The Taj Mahal Review, which was strange.

Since 2005, I’ve been teaching at Columbia College Chicago, where I got my MFA. Click about for clips and samples of my work.

Since 2013, I’ve been autos editor at the Chicago Tribune.

Here’s my resume.

Here’s my curriculum vitae.

Here’s what I’ve written lately.

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