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Kevin Brockmeier

Biography

Kevin Brockmeier

In addition to his most recent work, A FEW SECONDS OF RADIANT FILMSTRIP, Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels THE ILLUMINATION, THE BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEAD and THE TRUTH ABOUT CELIA; the story collections THINGS THAT FALL FROM THE SKY and THE VIEW FROM THE SEVENTH LAYER; the children's novels CITY OF NAMES and GROOVES: A Kind of Mystery. His work has been translated into 17 languages. He has published his stories in such venues as The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope, Tin House, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and New Stories from the South. He has recieved the Borders Original Voices Award, three O. Henry Awards (one, a first prize), the PEN USA Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEA Grant. In 2007, he was named one of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists He teaches frequently at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and he lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was raised.

Kevin Brockmeier

Books by Kevin Brockmeier

by Kevin Brockmeier - Memoir, Nonfiction

Over the course of one school year --- seventh grade --- 12-year-old Kevin Brockmeier sets out in search of himself. Along the way, he happens into his first kiss at a church party, struggles to understand why his old friends tease him at the lunch table, becomes the talk of the entire school thanks to his Halloween costume, and booby-traps his lunch to deter a thief.

by Kevin Brockmeier - Fiction

At 8:17 on a Friday night, the Illumination begins. Every wound begins to shine, every bruise to glow and shimmer. And in the aftermath of a fatal car accident, a journal of love notes, written by a husband to his wife, passes into the keeping of Carol Ann Page. 

by Kevin Brockmeier - Fiction

When a virus wipes out mankind, the dead gather in "The City" to remain as long as someone on Earth remembers them. Laura's parents, co-workers, friends and acquaintances reside there but Laura, isolated at an Antarctic research center, has no idea how truly alone she is...or that so many dead people rely on her memories alone in order to continue their afterlife existence.