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Lee Robinson practiced law for over 20 years in Charleston, South Carolina, and was the first female president of the Charleston County Bar. She teaches at the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Her novel, Lawyer for the Dog is forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books in May 2015. Her first poetry collection, Hearsay, won the Poets Out Loud Prize from Fordham University Press and the Violet Crown Award from the Texas Writers’ League. She is also the author of a novel for young adults, Gateway, and a second poetry collection, Creed. Her essays, poetry, and short stories have appeared in many magazines, and anthologies, as well as on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. Lee has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Texas Arts Commission, and the South Carolina Arts Commission.
She and her husband, Jerald Winakur, were co-recipients of the 2009 Literary Excellence Award from Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s center for the literary arts. Lee is a three-time winner of the S.C. Arts Commission’s Fiction Prize for short stories.
She lives on a ranch in the Texas hill country.