“...powerful, desolate, and well-crafted” – Publishers Weekly
“... the beauty and power of his prose will keep most readers from looking away.
Brutal, tender and magnificent. ” – Kirkus Review
“Mythic, at times surreal . . . The Coldest Night is powerful, and often beautiful, storytelling.” – Booklist
Robert Olmstead is the author of six previous books. Coal Black Horse was the winner of the Heartland Prize for Fiction and the Ohioana Award, was a #1 Book Sense Pick, and was a Borders Original Voices pick. Robert is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and an NEA grant, and he is currently a professor at Ohio Wesleyan University.