LEAVING with ROXANA ROBINSON - San Antonio Book Festival
April 13, 2024


  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
  •    |   Location of Session: East Terrace
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 11:00 am
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

What risks would you be willing to take to fall in love again? In Leaving by Roxana Robinson, when a chance meeting brings college lovers together decades later, they begin a passionate affair. As their relationship intensifies, the couple must confront the complex moral responsibilities of their love for their families and for one another.

About the Author

Roxana Robinson - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan

Roxana Robinson

Roxana Robinson is the award-winning author of six novels and three short story collections. Her fiction has appeared in The New YorkerAtlanticHarper’s, and other publications. She lives in New York City and Connecticut, spends as much time as she can in Maine, and teaches in the MFA program at Hunter College. Her latest novel is Leaving.


Katy Flato

Catherine (Katy) Chadwick Flato is from Houston originally, studied at Colorado College, graduated from the University of Texas and attended the Rice University Publishing Program. She worked in the editorial department of Texas Monthly in Austin for ten years, including time as founding editor of their lifestyle magazine, Domain, and as Managing Editor. She moved to San Antonio in 1988, where she joined the board of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, leading the Copyright Texas free author reading series and other events focused on literary entertainment. Katy was a member of the inaugural Advisory Board of the Texas Book Festival and was involved in the first TBF in 1996. In partnership with the Texas Book Festival, Katy, as founding executive director, launched the San Antonio Book Festival, in September of 2012. After seven years, in 2019, she became board chair of SABF and currently serves as secretary and treasurer of the board.   

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