Robin Cody was born in St. Helens and grew up in Estacada, Oregon.  A graduate of Yale, he taught at the American School of Paris for a decade and was Dean of Admissions at Reed College in Portland before taking up freelance writing in 1984.  While writing, he has been a baseball umpire, a basketball referee, and special ed school bus driver.

Cody is the author of Ricochet River, a novel full of rivers, fish and Indian lore.  In 2005, The Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission recognized Ricochet River as one of the 100 essential “Oregon books.”

Voyage of a Summer Sun is the non-fiction account of Cody's 82-day solo canoe trip down the Columbia River, from its source in Canada to its mouth at Astoria.  With Voyage, Cody won the 1995 Oregon Book Award for literary non-fiction, and the 1996 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award.

Both of those books are in the Oregon State Library’s “150 Books for the Oregon Sesquicentennial,” February 2009.

His most recent book, Another Way the River Has, is a collection of short true stories published by Oregon State University Press in April, 2010.

Cody lives with his wife, Donna, in Portland. To read a longer bio, click here