The Author On Running


Roger Robinson's writings about running have been called "eloquent, enjoyable, entrancing, vivid, original, poetic, and crackling with wit and intelligence" - all those have been used by reviewers and readers. As a reporter, feature writer, coach, historian and philosopher he breaks new ground with every piece.

For more on his career as one of running's most famed authors, for more on his running books currently for sale and also for his most recent articles in Running Times Online. 

The Author On Literature

Roger Robinson's priority is to make good literary scholarship accessible and entertaining. His commentaries, essays and introductions are lively and helpful, and have established him as an authority on the English novel,on New Zealand and Pacific literature, and on the literature of sport. For more on his career and publications in literature, for his literary books for sale and his most recent book reviews.

My Books For Sale


Books on running and books on literature are available to purchase by mail, personally signed, at author's rates.

The Speaker

As guest speaker at running and literary events, Roger Robinson is known for lively presentation and expert knowledge, which have inspired and entertained audiences around the world. He works as solo speaker, as an acclaimed MC/panel chair, or in "dynamic duo" tandem with his wife, the legendary Kathrine Switzer. For more on Roger's speaking, and for his upcoming schedule. Also please visit www.kvswitzer.com  

About Roger - The Runner and Scholar

About Roger the Runner


Roger Robinson represented England and later New Zealand, but he's best remembered for what he did after turning 40, winning the toughest masters races in five continents, and setting marathon records at Boston (over-40, 2:20:15) and New York (over-50, 2:28:01). For more on Robinson the Runner. 

About Roger the Scholar

Now Emeritus professor, Roger Robinson was a popular teacher and versatile scholar. His university career included service as Department Head, Dean, and Academic Vice-Chancellor, and overseeing the revision of the New Zealand schools English curriculum. He also founded journals and initiated and chaired important literary conferences. For more on Robinson the Scholar. 


For some classic articles by Roger Robinson - influential, controversial, historical or comical, published in USA and New Zealand

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