If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This

'If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This' is the debut collection by US author Robin Black, a stunning new voice in US fiction, whose work has drawn comparisons with that of Lorrie Moore and Alice Munroe.

This week's selection of stories of loss, love and redemption chart the very everyday lives of suburban American families with wisdom, humour and humanity.

A woman struggles to make sense of the insensitivities of a new neighbour, while she tries to come to terms with her own, very imminent demise.

Robin Black's stories and essays have appeared in numerous US magazines and newspapers, where she has also won several awards, but this is her first published collection.

She is currently teaching creative writing at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, and lives with her family in Philadelphia.

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AR01If I Loved You2010060820120826
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20131231 (BBC7)
20140101 (BBC7)

A woman struggles to make sense of the insensitivities of a new neighbour.

Reader: Debora Weston

'If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This' is the debut collection by US author Robin Black, whose work has drawn comparisons with that of Lorrie Moore and Alice Munroe. This week's selection of stories of loss, love and redemption chart the very everyday lives of suburban American families with wisdom, humour and humanity.

A woman struggles to make sense of the insensitivities of a new neighbour, while she tries to come to terms with her own, very imminent demise.

Robin Black's stories and essays have appeared in numerous US magazines and newspapers, where she has also won several awards, but this is her first published collection. She is currently teaching creative writing at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, and lives with her family in Philadelphia.

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett.

'If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This' is the debut collection by US author Robin Black, a stunning new voice in US fiction, whose work has drawn comparisons with that of Lorrie Moore and Alice Munroe. This week's selection of stories of loss, love and redemption chart the very everyday lives of suburban American families with wisdom, humour and humanity.

AR02The Guide2010060920120902
20140101 (BBC7)
20140102 (BBC7)

A father wrestles with his spirited blind daughter's unexpected independence, and with his own role as her father, as he helps her to prepare for life away at college.

Reader: William Hope

'If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This' is the debut collection by US author Robin Black, whose work has drawn comparisons with that of Lorrie Moore and Alice Munroe.

Robin Black's stories and essays have appeared in numerous US magazines and newspapers, where she has also won several awards, but this is her first published collection. She is currently teaching creative writing at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, and lives with her family in Philadelphia.

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett

A protective father wrestles with his spirited blind daughter's unexpected independence.

A father wrestles with his spirited blind daughter's unexpected independence.

AR03 LASTHarriet Elliot2010061020120909
20140102 (BBC7)
20140103 (BBC7)

A new girl at school with a 'strangely adult air' shocks her classmates with an improbable story from her past.

But one of the disbelieving children decides she must be telling the truth.

Reader: Laurel Lefkow

A new girl at school shocks her classmates with an improbable story from her past.

'If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This' is the debut collection by US author Robin Black, whose work has drawn comparisons with that of Lorrie Moore and Alice Munroe.

A new girl at school with a 'strangely adult air' shocks her classmates with an improbable story from her past. But one of the disbelieving children decides she must be telling the truth.

Robin Black's stories and essays have appeared in numerous US magazines and newspapers, where she has also won several awards, but this is her first published collection. She is currently teaching creative writing at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, and lives with her family in Philadelphia.

Abridger: Richard Hamilton

Producer: Justine Willett