About Tim W. Brown

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TIM W. BROWN was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. In 1983 he graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University with a degree in American studies. He is the author of four novels, Deconstruction Acres (1997), Left of the Loop (2001), Walking Man (2008), and Second Acts (2010), which won the 2010 London Book Festival Award for General Fiction.

Brown's fiction, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in over two hundred publications, including Another Chicago Magazine, The Bloomsbury Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Chelsea, Chiron Review, Colorado Review, The Fiction Review, The Ledge, Main Street Rag, New Observations, Oyez Review, Pleiades, Poetry Project Newsletter, Rain Taxi Review of Books, Rockford Review, Slipstream, Small Press Review, and Storyhead.

He has performed his work in numerous venues and contexts, including New York City, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Boston, Cambridge, Providence, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Denver, Seattle, and elsewhere.

Since 2017, Brown has been the co-host with Amy Joy Robateau of the biweekly Art in the Basin Open Mic series at Mon Amour Coffee & Wine in the Bronx, New York.

A long-time resident of Chicago, where he was a fixture in that city's literary scene as a writer, performer and publisher of the poetry zine Tomorrow Magazine (1982-1999), Brown moved to New York City in 2003. He currently makes his living as a technology writer at Bloomberg LP.

 

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