Eugene Robinson

35th annual Key West Literary Seminar

Revealing Power: The Literature of Politics
January 12–15, 2017

Eugene Robinson writes a twice-a-week column on politics and culture, contributes to the PostPartisan blog, and hosts a weekly online chat with readers. In a three-decade career at the Washington Post, Robinson has been city hall reporter, city editor, foreign correspondent in Buenos Aires and London, foreign editor, and assistant managing editor in charge of the paper’s Style section. He started writing a column for the Op-Ed page in 2005. In 2009, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for “his eloquent columns on the 2008 presidential campaign that focus on the election of the first African-American president, showcasing graceful writing and grasp of the larger historic picture.” Robinson is the author of Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America, Last Dance in Havana, and Coal to Cream: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race. He lives with his wife and two sons in Arlington.

Selected Bibliography

The Splintering of Black America (2010)
Last Dance in Havana (2004)
Coal to Cream: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race (1999)

Online Resources

Eugene Robinson’s Washington Post column
NPR Interview
Chat with Eugene Robinson


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