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Tim W. Brown

Author's Bio

Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. Graduated summa cum laude in 1983 from Northern Illinois University (B.A. American studies). Chicago resident 1984-2003. Currently resident of the Bronx, New York. Writing reflects widely varied intellectual and personal interests. University major, American studies, encouraged multidisciplinary thinking and cultural interpretation in light of literature, history, politics, art and anthropology. Writing reflects these subjects and comprises a collage of popular culture, historical events, cultural criticism, urban folklore and oddball trivia. Protagonists tend to be working class in outlook, reflecting family background. Comic mood informs writing. Moral outrage and lively humor common to all comedic writers, from Aristophanes to Pynchon, is shared.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Second Acts (Gival Press, 2010), Walking Man (Bronx River Press, 2008), Left of the Loop (Xlibris, 2001), Deconstruction Acres (III Publishing, 1997)
Journals:
After Hours, American Book Review, American Goat, Another Chicago Magazine, Bloomsbury Review, Bridge, Brooklyn Rail, Chelsea, Chicago Quarterly Review, Chicago Sun-Times, Children Churches & Daddies, Chiron Review, Fiction Review, Ledge, Letter eX, New Observations, Oyez Review, Pleiades, Poetry Project Newsletter, Rain Taxi, RE:AL, Rockford Review, Skylark Magazine, Slipstream, Small Press Review, Strong Coffee, Tomorrow Magazine
Prizes:
London Book Festival Award for General Fiction, 2010; Ragdale residency, 2003; Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance grant, 2001; City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program grant, 1997, 2001; NEA Poetry/Prose Award, 1995.

Tim W. Brown Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
1676: The End of American Independence by Stephen Saunders Webb
Favorite Books:
Gulliver's Travels, Tristam Shandy, Candide, Leaves of Grass, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, It Can't Happen Here, Howl and Other Poems, Naked Lunch, Gravity's Rainbow.
Favorite Authors:
Chaucer, Rabelais, Swift, Sterne, Voltaire, Emerson, Whitman, Twain, Fitzgerald, Mencken, Lewis, Dos Passos, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Barth, Pynchon

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: April 16, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
European American
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Rockford, IL
Raised in:
Rockford, IL

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