media appearances

Robin Benway Accepts the 2017 National Book Award for “Far From the Tree”

Robin Benway at the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Robin Benway, National Book Award Winner, discusses "Far from the Tree"at the 2017 Miami Book Fair.

In conversation with Jeffrey Brown on PBS NewsHour

Get to know Robin Benway, author of Far From the Tree!

Robin Benway discusses Far From the Tree, and Kate DiCamillo discusses Louisiana's Way Home at the 2018 L.A. Times Festival of Books.


“I Thought My Writing Career Was Over. A DIY Furniture Project Saved It.”
Bustle - August 27, 2019

Truer Words Podcast - June 2, 2019

The Liars Club Oddcast - July 19, 2018

”Robin Benway Opens up About Her National Book Award-Winning YA Novel”
School Library Journal interview - January 10, 2018

”Back to Work for National Book Award Winner Robin Benway”
Publisher’s Weekly interview - January 4, 2018

“When Writing, I Procrastinate For Weeks, Then I Write a Huge Chunk in a Few Days”
Interview with - December 17, 2017

“Award-Winning Book for Young Adults Probes What Makes a Family”
NPR’s “Here and Now” - December 12, 2017

“In her sixth book for teens — 'Far From the Tree,' a National Book Award finalist — Robin Benway strikes at the heart”
Los Angeles Times interview, November 9, 2017

”Author Robin Benway Was Rejected From Every MFA Program She Applied To — Now She's A National Book Award Finalist”
Bustle interview - November 8, 2017

“Meet National Book Award Finalist Robin Benway: The Author of FAR FROM THE TREE on Family, Joni Mitchell, and Writer’s Block”
LitHub interview, October 30, 2017

“Robin Benway returns to the podcast this week to talk about wondering if she was still an author, having Big Feelings about publishing careers, and gets in a sweet feminist rant.”
First Draft podcast with Sarah Enni - October 12, 2017

“Find a spot to sit in the sun and enjoy Sarah’s conversation with the lovely Robin Benway”
First Draft podcast with Sarah Enni - June 16, 2015

Q&A with author Robin Benway
Publisher’s Weekly interview - June 4, 2015

“Robin Benway’s Favorite Storytelling Songs”
Los Angeles Times - August 31, 2009