Born and raised in California, Robert Radin moved east in 1991 to attend UMass Amherst's MFA program. He's worked in adult education for over two decades and has taught a variety of courses to English-language learners. He is currently the director of citizenship and immigration services at a prominent social-service agency in Massachusetts. He is accredited to represent clients before the Department of Homeland Security and also works as a translator.
His work has appeared in various publications and has been recognized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Essays. He adores his wife, his son, and his cat, Marvin.