Bradford Morrow

Bradford Morrow (born April 8, 1951) is an American novelist, editor, essayist, poet, and children’s book writer. Professor of literature and Bard Center Fellow at Bard College, he is the founding editor of Conjunctions literary magazine.

Bradford Morrow has lived for the past thirty years in New York City and rural upstate New York, though he grew up in Colorado and lived and worked in a variety of places in between. While in his mid-teens, he traveled through rural Honduras as a member of the Amigos de las Americas program, serving as a medical volunteer in the summer of 1967. The following year he was awarded an American Field Service scholarship to finish his last year of high school as a foreign exchange student at a Liceo Scientifico in Cuneo, Italy. In 1973, he took time off from studying at the University of Colorado to live in Paris for a year. After doing graduate work on a Danforth Fellowship at Yale University, he moved to Santa Barbara, California, to work as a rare book dealer. In 1981 he relocated to New York City to the literary journal Conjunctions, which he founded with the poet Kenneth Rexroth, and to write novels. He and his two cats divide their time between NYC and upstate New York.

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Books in order of publication:

  • The Forger’s Daughter (2020, New York: Grove Atlantic/Mysterious Press)
  • The Prague Sonata (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017)
  • The Forgers (New York: Grove Atlantic/Mysterious Press, 2014)
  • The Diviner’s Tale (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011)
  • Ariel’s Crossing (New York: Viking, 2002); Second volume of his “New Mexico Trilogy”
  • Giovanni’s Gift (New York: Viking, 1997)
  • Trinity Fields (New York: Viking, 1995); First volume of his “New Mexico Trilogy,” Finalist for the 1995 Los Angeles Times Book Award
  • The Almanac Branch (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991); Finalist for the 1992 PEN/Faulkner Award
  • Come Sunday (New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988)

Short Fiction

  • The Nature of My Inheritance (New York: Mysterious Bookshop, Bibliomystery Series #19, 2014.)
  • The Uninnocent (New York: Pegasus, 2011)
  • Fall of the Birds (E-book, New York: Open Road Media, 2011, Kindle Single)

Illustrated books

  • Didn’t Didn’t Do It (Illustrated by Gahan Wilson. New York: Putnam, 2007)
  • A Bestiary (a book of fables; illustrated by 18 contemporary artists including Gregory Amenoff, Joe Andoe, James Brown, Vija Celmins, Louisa Chase, Eric Fischl, Jan Hashey, Michael Hurson, Mel Kendrick, James Nares, Ellen Phelan, Joel Shapiro, Kiki Smith, David Storey, Michelle Stuart, Richard Tuttle, Trevor Winkfield and Robin Winters. New York: Grenfell Press, 1991)

Poetry Collections

  • After a Charme (New York: Grenfell Press, 1984)
  • The Preferences (New York: Grenfell Press, 1983)
  • Danae’s Progress (San Francisco: Cadmus Editions/Arion Press, 1982)
  • Posthumes (Santa Barbara: Cadmus Editions, 1982)
  • Passing From the Provinces (Santa Barbara: Cadmus Editions, 1981)
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