Brian is a fiction writer and assemblage-maker from Bethesda, Maryland. He holds an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Arts Fellow, and a Ph.D. in English from New York University. Brian has been a Fiction Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. His 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. He has taught courses in fiction writing, literature, and composition. Brian currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he is the 2014-2015 James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.
Watch Brian read from his story Gumbo Limbo at the studios of Provincetown Community Television on January 21st, 2010.