Robert Rosenberg has lived and taught in Istanbul, Kyrgyzstan and on the White Mountain Apache Reservation.. A Returned Peace Corps volunteer, he is the recipient of fellowships from the Iowa Writers Workshop, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Black Mountain Institute.  In 2013-14 he served as a Fulbright Scholar to India. His first novel, This Is Not Civilization, won the Maria Thomas Fiction Award, Alaska Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize in Literature. He lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where he teaches at Bucknell University.  Isles of the Blind is his second novel.

For the past twenty years, returned Peace Corps volunteers—Paul Theroux, Norman Rush, Maria Thomas, Richard Wiley et al—have won just about every major literary award in the country, and Robert Rosenberg seems destined to be a member of this distinguished group of writers.
— Bob Shacochis, winner of the National Book Award, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize