Robin Sloan

Writer and Media Inventor

"Every writer begins as a reader."

Robin Sloan grew up near Detroit and went to school at Michigan State University.

For many years, he worked at the intersection of media and technology, first at the Poynter (pronunciation: pointer) Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, and then at Current TV and Twitter, both in San Francisco.

His first novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, was a New York Times Best Seller, translated into more than twenty languages. George Saunders called the book “a tour-de-force” and Robin kindly requests that no one say anything else about any of his writing, ever.

With his partner Kathryn Tomajan (pronunciation: TOM-uh-jun), Robin produces California extra virgin olive oil under the label: Fat Gold.

His latest novel, Sourdough, was published in 2017.


Why We Should Leave Our Fingerprints For The Future
Robin SloanFuture You
'Lightness' is what drives Robin Sloan when he writes. Whether it's lightness of inspiration, of motion, of dependence or of heart. He believes that when you're light you can answer life's deepest and darkest questions. This talk is about how embraci...
Related speakers

You might also like...

Joe Casey
CEO of Casey Careers
Leadership Coach
Creative Consultant and Storyteller
Communications manager for Bruichladdich
Founder and CEO of Playful
Related content

Similar to Robin Sloan

Related talks


Copyright 2023. The DO Lectures All rights reserved.
Registered in England & Wales. Company Number: 06772325.