Gabrielle Robinson has given readings across the US and in Canada, appearing in bookstores, libraries, universities, museums, churches, synagogues, bookclubs, and community organizations.
Robinson also has done a number of tv presentations and interviews as well as a 30-minute show focussed on Reluctant Nazi. Better Homes of South Bend was chosen for One Bar/One Book by the St. Joseph County Bar Foundation.
Robinson tells stories about people which reveal their personal situation within its historical context. The most recent of her six published books are a memoir/biography The Reluctant Nazi about her grandfather in Berlin in 1945 showing what it was like as Hitler’s Reich collapsed, and Better Homes of South Bend : An American Story of Courage, about African American Studebaker workers who won out over the segregation of the 1950’s to build 22 homes in a white neighborhood and create a legacy .
One reason for Robinson’s fascination with the intersection of the personal and historical stems from her own experience. Born in Berlin in 1942, her family fled the city in 1945, the beginning of a string of migrations, boarding schools in Vienna and on the Baltic, a small town near Hamburg, a year in New York, and several in London where she earned a PhD in Modern Drama. Now she has happily settled in South Bend with her husband Mike and their cat Max. Contact her at https://www.gabriellerobinson.com/contact