Phoebe Robinson

Phoebe Robinson is an American comedian, New York Times best-selling writer, and actress based in New York City. She was born September 28, 1984 in Ohio and attended the Pratt Institute in 2002, studying screenwriting.

Her first book, You Can’t Touch My Hair (And Other Things I Still Have to Explain), debuted on October 4, 2016. Her second book, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay ,was released on October 16, 2018.

In August 2019, it was announced that she will star in and executive produce an interview show on Comedy Central. It will be the first project from her production company, Tiny Reparations.

Robinson’s third book, Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes, was published by Tiny Reparations Books on September 28, 2021.Robinson lives and performs in Brooklyn, New York.

The Women's Prize Podcast


Tune into host Vick Hope and a line-up of incredible guests on our weekly podcast full of unmissable book recommendations.

Win our 2022 shortlist!

Join the Women's Prize newsletter for a chance to win a stack of all 6 brilliant 2022 shortlisted books, and get the latest book news, author features and exciting competitions! (You can unsubscribe at any time)*