Brian is a fiction writer and assemblage-maker from Bethesda, Maryland. He currently lives in Iowa City, where he attends the Writers' Workshop. Brian holds a Ph.D. in English from New York University, and has been a lecturer in NYU's Expository Writing Program and in the Literature Program at Purchase College, SUNY. He was the 2009-2010 Grace Paley Writing Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachussetts. Brian's short story collection The Sleeping Sickness was a finalist in the Iowa Short Fiction Awards, and his stories have been published in The Antioch Review, Conjunctions, Epoch, New England Review, One Story, Shenandoah, Tin House, TriQuarterly, and other journals and magazines. His artwork was most recently exhibited at Steeplechase Coffee in Brooklyn.
Watch Brian read from his story Gumbo Limbo at the studios of Provincetown Community Television on January 21st, 2010.