Tim W. Brown

Fiction Writer

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140 W. 238th St. Apt. D43
Bronx, NY 10463
Phone: 
(914) 844-0452

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 & Prizes

Books:
Second Acts (Gival Press, 2010)
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Walking Man (Bronx River Press, 2008)
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Left of the Loop (Xlibris, 2001)
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Deconstruction Acres (III Publishing, 1997)
Journals:
After Hours
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American Book Review
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American Goat
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Bloomsbury Review
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Bridge
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Chelsea
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Children Churches & Daddies
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Fiction Review
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Ledge
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Letter eX
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New Observations
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Rain Taxi
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RE:AL
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Rockford Review
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Skylark Magazine
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Small Press Review
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Strong Coffee
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Tomorrow Magazine
Prizes won: 

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.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
1676: The End of American Independence by Stephen Saunders Webb

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Rockford
Raised in: 
Rockford, IL
Illinois
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Last update: Apr 16, 2011