Dean Robbins is a longtime newspaper editor, critic, and reporter who has won many state and national awards for writing. His television column ran in fifteen newspapers and magazines around the country, and he has written about the arts for the Grammy Awards, the Village Voice, and dozens of other publications. He also reads his personal essays on public radio.
Dean has interviewed a lot of fascinating people, including actor Robert Redford, artist Yoko Ono, comedian Lily Tomlin, and singer Ella Fitzgerald. His interest in history led him to a second career as a children’s author, focusing on two of his idols. Dean wrote Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass to inspire elementary school students with a tale of America’s civil rights triumphs. Trained as a teacher, he strives to engage children with humor and dramatic storytelling.
Dean lives with his wife and son in Madison, Wisconsin. His website is deanrobbins.net.