This collection contains the papers of American author and science fiction writer Robert Silverberg (born 1935). Includes
manuscripts of a selection of Silverberg’s literary works, mostly
dating from 1973-1995, as well as correspondence, dating from 1954-1992, that chiefly concerns his professional dealings in
relation to his writings and his business relationships
with publishing companies.
Robert Silverberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 15, 1935, to Michael
and Helen Silverberg. He was an only child. At an early age Silverberg began
writing, and by the time he entered his teenage years, he was submitting stories to
science fiction magazines. His first published novel Revolt on
Alpha C was released in 1955. In 1956, he won the Hugo Award for “Most
Promising New Author.” He was the youngest person ever to receive this award.
Simultaneously, Silverberg attended Columbia University where he earned a degree in
Comparative Literature in 1956. Upon graduation, Silverberg became a full time
1,882 pieces + ephemera in 89
boxes + 1 oversize folder
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