"Rodes Fishburne is a marksman hunting down first-novel fame, and he never misses." - Tom Wolfe


Rodes Fishburne is the author of the best-selling novel Going To See The Elephant, chosen by both Independent bookstores and Amazon.com as one of the best novels of 2009. 

He co-created the one hour drama, Blood & Oil for ABC, which ran for the 2015-2016 season.

He's written for magazines and newspapers, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, and Forbes ASAP. 

A lifelong angler, he worked for five seasons as a fly-fishing guide in Alaska. While living in a remote tent camp on the Upper Nushagak River, a severe storm with 90 mile per hour winds stranded him alone for 21 days, during this time he lost 17 pounds and read War and Peace twice.

A native of Virginia, and a graduate of Emory & Henry College, he attended St. Peter’s College, Oxford, where he studied Religion and Irish Literature.

He’s a member of the Grotto, a collective of professional writers and is represented by Sylvie Rabineau at WME, and David Kanter and Jeff Okin at Anonymous Content. He lives in San Francisco.


 A STORY ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO

From debut author Rodes Fishburne, this captivating novel introduces one of the most engaging literary characters in recent years: Slater Brown, whose dream to be the greatest writer in the world leads him to discover the spirit of a city—and himself.

Standing in a bicycle taxi, speeding the wrong way down the busiest street in San Francisco, twenty-five-year old Slater Brown is ready to stake his claim as the greatest writer in the world. In the history of the world.

If only the perfect story would appear.