Author Archives: Rob Wilstein

About Rob Wilstein

Rob Wilstein is a 2012 graduate of Grub Street's Novel Incubator program. His first novel, as yet unpublished, Big Shot, is a historical journey into life on New York’s Lower East Side during the Depression years and its effect on Harry, a young Jewish immigrant struggling to achieve success. He is currently working on a second novel, Alan Feldman, Most Likely to Succeed, in which a fifty-year-old gambling addict loses his wife and daughter, setting him on a quest to rebuild his life.

The Other!

Shakespeare did it. Flannery O’Connor did it. Jonathan Franzen does it all the time. Every playwright, short story writer, and novelist does it as a matter of course, yet there is still plenty of debate over the writer’s right to…

The (Full) Writing Life

Go Figure: Musings from the Mind of Rob Wilstein My mother was on the phone. The old black desk model with its rotary dial. She was writing with one hand, the receiver clenched between shoulder and ear, the coiled cord…

Let Sleeping Masterpieces Lie

Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014. Figures from online retailer…

An A-Musing Weekend

Herewith are my scattered and mentally fried moments from this past weekend’s Muse and The Marketplace in Boston. First off, major kudos to Eve Bridburg, Chris Castellani, Sonya Larson, Grant Patch, and all the staff at Grub for pulling off…