Who is Tom Robbins?

Culture's Ways - "We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love." Tom Robbins

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.” Tom Robbins


Who is Tom Robbins?

Thomas Eugene “Tom” Robbins is an American novelist. His best-selling novels are “seriocomedies”, often wildly poetic stories with a strong social and philosophical undercurrent, an irreverent bent, and scenes extrapolated from carefully researched bizarre facts. 

 Early life

The Robbins family resided in Blowing Rock before moving to Richmond, Virginia when the author was still a young boy. As an adult, Robbins has described his young self as a “hillbilly”.

Robbins attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia, where he won the Senior Essay Medal. The following year he enrolled at Washington and Lee University to major in journalism, leaving at the end of his sophomore year after being disciplined by his fraternity for bad behavior and failing to earn a letter in basketball.

Awards and praise

  • In 1997, Robbins won the Bumbershoot Golden Umbrella Award for Lifetime Achievement in the arts that is presented annually by the Bumbershoot arts festival in Seattle.
  • In 2000, Robbins was named one of the 100 Best Writers of the 20th Century by Writer’s Digest magazine, while the legendary Italian critic Fernanda Pivano called Robbins “the most dangerous writer in the world”.
  • In October 2012, Robbins received the 2012 Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia.

Text : Wikipedia contributors. “Tom Robbins.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 Aug. 2017. Web.

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