Books Robin Sloan Books by Robin Sloan Robin Sloan has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Science Fiction & Fantasy Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Robin Sloan NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Sourdough' Rises Like A Good Loaf September 3, 2017 Robin Sloan's latest is a beautiful, small, sweet, quiet book that takes a deep dive into the world of food, underground restaurants and markets, and the magic power of a good sourdough starter. New In Paperback Windswept And Wordy: Islands, Coastlines And A Dictionary September 23, 2013 In softcover fiction, Louise Erdrich finds the heart of a family trauma, T.C. Boyle mines love and horror on San Miguel and Robin Sloan tells of a bookstore with secrets in stock. In nonfiction, David Skinner opens up Webster's third dictionary. In poetry, Mary Oliver returns home. Review Best Books Of 2012 Finders Keepers: 2012's Books To Hang On To December 3, 2012 This year's treasures include a heart-racing memoir, a fun first novel, a fascinating study of fraternal bonds, plus Toni Morrison's Home and Christopher Hitchens' last work. Critic Heller McAlpin has sifted through piles of new publications and panned for literary gold. Author Interviews 'Mr. Penumbra' Bridges The Digital Divide October 9, 2012 Author Robin Sloan has written short stories and worked for Twitter. His new book brings those two worlds together to argue that embracing digital culture doesn't mean you have to give up the treasured books — and values — of the past. 'Mr. Penumbra' Bridges The Digital Divide Listen · 6:25 6:25 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/162233599/162551933" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews Page And Screen Make Peace In 'Mr. Penumbra' October 3, 2012 The debut novel of Robin Sloan, a former Twitter and Current TV employee, tells the thoughtful, magical story of Clay, a worker in a mysterious literary emporium. Aside from the occasional groaner insight, the buoyant narrative demonstrates Sloan's gift of charismatic prose.