Ray Robinson - Author

About the Author

Ray Robinson was born in North Yorkshire in 1971. After training as a Graphic Designer he spent many years teaching in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.

His prize-winning short stories are widely published in literary journals and he is the author of three novels: Electricity, nominated for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and Authors' Club Best First Novel Award, The Man Without, and his latest novel, Forgetting Zoe.

He is a post-graduate of Lancaster University where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Creative Writing in 2006 and is a Literary Mentor and Reader for The Literary Consultancy.

Featured books by Ray Robinson

Other books by Ray Robinson

Man Without

Man Without

Author: Ray Robinson Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2017

A haunting, unforgettable novel from one of Britain's finest writersAntony Dobson has lived through a lot in his short twenty-six years. Desperate, loveable and utterly confused, he gets a kick out of taking risks, gets a thrill from taking himself right to the edge and, so far at least, back again. But haunted by childhood memories and guarding a dark, humiliating secret that he dare not reveal, he's hurtling fast towards the point of no return. Impressive and irresistibly readable, this tightrope walk of a novel explores memory, love, identity, and absence in a dazzling display that is in turn sad, witty and deeply affecting.'Combines beautifully assembled prose with a sharp insight into a very real subject. A disturbing, but worthwhile read' Gay Times'Vivid, unforgettable' The Times'A disruptive, boundary-crossing, perceptive and moving novel set in a North I actually recognize' Paul Farley

Jawbone Lake

Jawbone Lake

Author: Ray Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

From the author of Electricity and Forgetting Zoe, comes a thought-provoking, beautifully written and taut thriller. Ravenstor, the Peak District. New Year's Day. A young woman stands on the shore of a frozen lake and watches a Land Rover crash off the bridge wall and into the ice. Two hundred miles away, a young man is woken by a devastating telephone call. The accident, and what it brings to the surface, will change both of their lives for ever.

Electricity Film tie-in

Electricity Film tie-in

Author: Ray Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2014

Electricity is now a film starring Agyness Deyn. Lily's epilepsy means she's used to seeing the world in terms of angles - you look at every surface, you weigh up every corner, and you think of your head slamming into it - but what would she be like without her sharp edges? Prickly, spiky, up-front honest and down-to-earth practical, Lily is thirty, and life's not easy but she gets by. Needing no-one and asking for nothing, it's just her and her epilepsy: her constant companion. But then Lily's long-estranged mother dies, and Lily is drawn back into a world she thought she'd left behind. Forced to renegotiate the boundaries of her life, she realises she has a lot to learn - about relationships, about the past, and about herself - and some difficult decisions ahead of her.

My Natural and the Spiritual Experience

My Natural and the Spiritual Experience

Author: Ray Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2014

Electricity

Electricity

Author: Ray Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2007

Ray Robinson's visceral, ambitious debut novel Electricity is a tour de force portrayal of a heroine you will not soon forget. Thirty-year-old Lily O'Connor lives with epilepsy, uncontrollable surges of electricity that leave her in a constant state of edginess. Prickly, up-front-honest and down-to-earth practical, Lily has learned to make do, to make the most of things, to look after -- and out for -- herself. Then her mother -- whom Lily has not seen for years -- dies, and Lily is drawn back into a world she thought she'd long since left behind. Reunited with her brother, a charismatic poker player, Lily pursues her own high-stakes gamble, leaving for London to track down her other, missing brother Mikey. In the pandemonium of the city, Lily's seizures only intensify. As her journey takes her from her comfort zone, it leads her into the question of what her life is meant to be.

Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words

Author: Ray Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2003

Rockne of Notre Dame The Making of a Football Legend

Rockne of Notre Dame The Making of a Football Legend

Author: Ray Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2002

In a mere twelve years, Rockne's Fighting Irish won 105 games, including five astonishing undefeated seasons. But Rockne was more than the sum of his victories-he was an icon who, more than anyone, made football an American obsession. The book gives us colorful descriptions of such Rockne teams as the undefeated 1924 eleven led by the illustrious Four Horsemen, and the 1930 squad, Rockne's last and greatest. A renowned motivator whose Win one for the Gipper is the most famous locker-room speech ever, Rockne was also football's most brilliant innovator, a pioneer of the forward pass, a master of the psychological ploy, and an early advocate of conditioning. In this balanced account, Rockne emerges as an exemplary and complex figure: a fierce competitor who was generous in victory and defeat; an inspiring father figure to his players; and a man so revered nationwide that when he died in a plane crash in 1931, at the height of his career, he was mourned by the entire country. A solid portrait of one of football's most solid figures. -The New York Times Book Review

American Original A Life of Will Rogers

American Original A Life of Will Rogers

Author: Ray Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/1996

Hailed by The New York Times as America's Aristophanes, Will Rogers was one of this century's most astute and beloved humorists. If as he often remarked, he never met a man he didn't like, it is also true that Rogers never met a man he didn't like to make fun of. Everyone from congressmen and Presidents to Hollywood movie moguls and wealthy industrialists bore the brunt of his gently lacerating wit-and seemed, mostly, to be charmed in the process. So popular did Rogers become-through dozens of films, a daily column that ran for nine years in newspapers across the country, and countless lectures and stage performances-that he was often urged to run for Congress and even the Presidency. Upon receiving a mock appointment as Congressman-at-Large for the whole United States, Rogers protested, I regret the disgrace that's been thrust upon me here tonight. I've tried to live my whole life so that I would never become a congressman. In American Original, Ray Robinson chronicles the trajectory of Will Rogers' remarkable life. Written with engaging immediacy and filled with a wealth of delightful anecdotes, this lively portrait follows Rogers from his childhood in the Indian Territory of what is now Oklahoma, to his first spellbinding lariat performances in the Wild West shows (where he would often lasso prominent audience members and drag them on stage), to his stardom in vaudeville and the Ziegfeld Follies, to his early silent movies and the later talkies, and finally to his astonishing influence as a cowboy philosopher columnist read by over 40 million Americans. Far more than other biographers, Robinson excels at conveying Rogers' impact as a political commentator ( I belong to no organized political party. I am a Democrat. ) and his great success as an actor in Hollywood, where he was the leading star of Fox Films. And along the way, Robinson paints a vibrant portrait of one of America's most colorful eras. We follow the early evolution of modern entertainment, enjoy vivid snapshots of W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin, Florenz Ziegfeld, Eddie Cantor, Samuel Goldwyn, Shirley Temple, and John Ford, and, perhaps most important, witness the major political events of the era through Will Rogers' uniquely perceptive eyes. American Original succeeds most appealingly in bringing Will Rogers before us with all the spontaneity, intimacy, and honesty of a live performance. In it we are given front row seats to the life of a character unabashedly American and unforgettably original.

Matty: An American Hero Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants

Matty: An American Hero Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants

Author: Ray Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/12/1994

The compelling story of one of America's greatest athletes. Ray Robinson draws on rare interviews, press clips, and eyewitness accounts to tell the story of baseball's Golden Age at the turn of the century and that of one of its best players. finest pitcher in baseball history and America's first authentic sports hero, the first athlete who was truly admired and emulated.

Evaluating the NHS Reforms

Evaluating the NHS Reforms

Author: Ray Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/1994

Evaluating the NHS Reforms

Evaluating the NHS Reforms

Author: Ray Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/1994

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