Dan Robinson was born in Leeds in 1974. His debut novel is due for completion in 2019. His short fictions and art writing have been published by Ikon Gallery, Grizedale Arts and Ordinary Culture. He has been commissioned throughout the UK and France for art residencies and site-based projects. He went to art school at Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Leeds and, in 2018, is studying MA Creative & Life Writing at Goldsmiths. In 2016 he was longlisted for the David T.K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship at University of East Anglia and shortlisted for a University of Leeds fellowship. In 2017 he did an Arvon fiction course and in 2018 he was shortlisted for the Northern Writers’ Word Factory Apprentice Award and has won a New Writing North TLC award.
His current novel tells the story of a family’s journey of loss and connection in the year after the death of their newborn baby. Set in 2015, between Yorkshire and Colorado, a job in an archive of Japanese land-use contributes to an unfolding sense of time and place. Dan has taught in art schools in Camberwell, Chelsea, Leeds and France and in 2018 teaches at Open College of the Arts. He was awarded a PhD in site-specific art from University of Leeds in 2009 and became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2015. He lives in Yorkshire with his family.