James Brown

Location Lake Arrowhead, California
Occupation Professor of English
Website http://

Books by James Brown
  • by James Brown
    Harper Perennial, 2004.

  • by James Brown
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), 1994-04.
  • About Me

    I'm the writer of several novels, including Lucky Town (Harcourt Brace) and Final Performance (Morrow), and a memoir called The Los Angeles Diaries (HarperCollins).
    Been published in GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and most recently (Sept. 2008) Ploughshares.

    Why do you write?

    I've been at it so long, since I was a kid, and I'm 51 now, that I'm not sure exactly why I write anymore. I just do it, maybe out of habit, maybe out of some foolhardy belief that I'm half good at it. More seriously, I write because I feel I have a story to tell and want to make sense of it, my life, this crazy world we live in.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    I'm a big fan of Raymond Carver and Tim O'Brien and Flannery O'Connor and David Mamet and Hemingway and Virginia Woolf.

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