Linton Robinson


Born in Occupied Japan, schooled in Asia, now a 20 year resident of Latin America, Linton Robinson's status as a born outsider is reflected in his books.

Robinson worked as journalist for years, winning awards and placing articles in top American magazine and newspaper markets. This was followed by a brief career as a photographer, also with credits in top markets. He then moved into mailorder catalogs, with noted success, before switching to newspapers in Mexico and Guatemala.
His syndicated columns "Flesh Wounds" and "Weekend Warrior" were cult favorites in the nineties.

He is currently working on screenplays and doing novels.

Where to find Linton Robinson online

Where to buy in print


Sweet Spot
Murder, musk and mayhem stalks a baseball hero turned journalist through the riot of Mazatlan's Carnival.

Imaginary Lines
Two writers spin stories from opposite perspectives of the Mexico/California border.

Engines of Desire
These poems seem to have a life of their own, and many different printings. This video is a stand-alone art piece, as well as "trailer" for the book.

Flesh Wounds
A collection from the cult column that caused Robinson to be dubbed "the dean of yuppie noir"... by Hunter Thompson.

Mexican Slang 101
Coolest video for the coolest slang book in all Mexico, amigo!


It's Only Words
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,100. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015 by Escrit Lit. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This is a book of poetry comprised entirely of song lyrics. I consider lyrics to be the best writing I do, and consider songs to contain the best poetry of our times.
Pirate This Book
Price: Free! Words: 40,200. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014 by Escrit Lit. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Pirate this... please. An introduction to books of Linton Robinson (samples slanted towards babes, booty and hijacks)
Boneyard 11
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,730. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by Escrit Lit. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
"Pretty Woman" meets "The Godfather" in a border prison. Convicted drug lord Gaspar lost his wife and family, but wants company and prison visits, so he arranges a marry with a beautiful call girl--but has no idea what he's getting into. The sweet, gentle Nan steps up to being a wife--and when Gaspar is attacked and harried by Feds and gangs, she strikes back with spectacular fury.
Imaginary Lines
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,550. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011 by Escrit Lit. Categories: Essay » Literature
Tales, interviews, and culture/culinary essays that drew fans in border region papers and Harpers magazine, "Imaginary Lines" gives a warm, humorous, sometimes dark portrait of frontiers: not just of the Mexico/California border, but of many invisible fault lines in the human condition: rich/poor, third/first world, home/foreign, male/female.

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