About

Rob Hart is the author of New Yorked, nominated for an Anthony Award for Best First Novel, as well as City of Rose, South Village, and The Woman from Prague.

He’s also the publisher at MysteriousPress.com and the class director at LitReactor.

Previously, he has been a political reporter, the communications director for a politician, and a commissioner for the city of New York.

Rob’s short stories have appeared in publications like Shotgun Honey, Crime Factory, All Due Respect, Thuglit, Needle, Helix Literary Magazine, and Joyland. He’s received a Derringer Award nomination for best flash fiction story, and honorable mention in both Best American Mystery Stories 2015 and 2017.

Non-fiction articles have been featured at sites like LitReactor, Salon, The Daily Beast, Mulholland Books, Criminal Element, The Literary Hub, Birth.Movies.Death, and Electric Literature.

He’s co-writing a novella with James Patterson as part of the BookShots series. Scott Free will be available in October 2017.

He lives in Staten Island, N.Y., with his wife and daughter.

Short bio:

Rob Hart is the author of The Woman from Prague, available now and picked by Publishers Weekly as one of the best reads of the summer. He is also the author of New Yorked, nominated for an Anthony Award for Best First Novel, City of Rose, and South Village, chosen by The Boston Globe as one of the best books of 2016. Short fiction has appeared in publications like Thuglit, Needle, and Joyland. Non-fiction has appeared at Slate, The Daily Beast, and Electric Literature. He is the publisher at MysteriousPress.com and the class director at LitReactor. You can find him online at @robwhart or www.robwhart.com.

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