Talent Guide

Robert Cohen

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Episodic Lab 2023, Grants and Awards 2023


Robert Cohen is the author of six works of fiction. His stories and essays have appeared in Harpers, Paris Review, the Atlantic, the New York Times and elsewhere. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers Award and a Pushcart Prize. He teaches at Middlebury College.

Current Project



A multi-episode psycho-political thriller set in the early days of the American space program, focusing on the German scientists who worked for the Nazis before being brought to the US, and asking the question: how much of the past can we jettison along the way, as we try to attain lift-off to the future?