Robert Mailer Anderson

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Robert Mailer Anderson
Born 1968 (age 48–49)
San Francisco, California, United States
Occupation Novelist
Notable works
Spouse Nicola Miner

Robert Mailer Anderson (born 1968) is an American novelist, screenwriter, and philanthropist. He is the author of the novel Boonville, which takes place in the Northern California town of Boonville.

Family background[edit]

Anderson was born in San Francisco. He is an eighth-generation native of California. As a young man he lived with his father, who ran a home for disturbed youth, whose residents Anderson got to know, including future murderer David Mason. His uncle, Bruce Anderson, is the publisher of the Anderson Valley Advertiser for which Robert was a contributor.

Writing career[edit]

Anderson's short story "36-28-34-7" was published by Christopher Street in 1995. Boonville was published in 2001 by Bay Area independent publisher Creative Arts Book Publishing, and was then picked up for paperback reprint by HarperCollins.

In 2007 he co-wrote, produced, and appeared in Pig Hunt, a horror film set in Northern California.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in San Francisco.[2] Married to the heiress Nicola Miner (daughter of Oracle Corporation cofounder Bob Miner), he is a former board member of the San Francisco Opera, and a current board member for SFJAZZ.[3] On February 16, 2012, he and his wife hosted Barack Obama's fundraising visit to San Francisco, at his home in Pacific Heights. Singer Al Green, bassist Les Claypool, harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite and blues player Booker T. Jones performed for the fundraiser.[4][5][6]



  1. ^ "Robert Mailer Anderson on the Mendo madness of "Pig Hunt"", SF360 Archived May 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Aidin Vaziri (December 17, 2006). "ON THE TOWN With Robert Mailer Anderson". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
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  5. ^ "Highlights and lowlights of Obama's SF visit: our coveted Chronnie Awards are back!!". The San Francisco Chronicle. February 1, 2017. 
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  7. ^ Boonville. Creative Arts. 2001. ISBN 978-0-88739-479-9. 

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