Kevin Brockmeier

Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Brockmeier received his MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop in 1997. His stories have been featured in The New Yorker, McSweeny’s, Crazyhorse, and The Georgia Review. He is the recipient of an O. Henry Award, the Nelson Algren Award, and a National Endowment of the Arts grant.

Books in order of publication:

Story collections

Things That Fall from the Sky (New York City: Pantheon Books, 2002)

The View From The Seventh Layer (New York: Pantheon Books, 2008)

The Ghost Variations (Penguin Random House, 2021


The Truth About Celia (New York: Pantheon Books, 2003)

The Brief History of the Dead (New York: Pantheon Books, 2006)

The Illumination (New York: Pantheon Books, 2011)

A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade (New York: Pantheon Books, 2014)

For younger readers

City of Names (Viking, 2002)

Grooves: A Kind of Mystery (New York: Katherine Tegen Books, 2006

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