Rob Hart is the author of The Paradox Hotel, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award that was named one of the best books of 2022 by Kirkus and NPR.
He also wrote The Warehouse, which sold in more than 20 languages around the world.
He is also the author of the Ash McKenna crime series, the short story collection Take-Out, the novella Scott Free with James Patterson, and the comic book Blood Oath with Alex Segura.
Rob is the former publisher for MysteriousPress.com and the current class director at LitReactor. He has also worked as a political reporter and the communications director for a politician, and was a commissioner for the city of New York.
Rob has published more than 30 short stories. He received a Derringer Award nomination for best flash fiction story, and his short story “Take-Out” appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2018. He received honorable mention in Best American Mystery Stories 2015, 2017, and 2022.
He also wrote “Due on Batuu”, a short story set in the Star Wars universe, as part of From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back.
Non-fiction articles have been featured at sites like LitReactor, Salon, The Daily Beast, Criminal Element, The Literary Hub, CrimeReads, Birth.Movies.Death, and Electric Literature.
He lives in Staten Island, N.Y.
- You can find Rob on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. He is represented by Josh Getzler at HG Literary. Photo credit Michael McWeeney.