Rosellen Brown

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General Information

Name: Rosellen Brown

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: May 12, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

Brown moved to Chicago in 1995 and still resides there.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rosellen Brown is an American author, and has been an instructor of English and creative writing at several universities, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Houston. She has lived in and written about cities from New York to Houston. Her novel Before and After was adapted into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson.

Published Works

  • Some Deaths in the Delta, University of Massachusetts Press, 1970
  • The Autobiography of My Mother, Doubleday, 1976
  • Cora Fry, Norton, 1977
  • Civil Wars, Knopf, 1978
  • Rosellen Brown Reader, University of New England Press, 1992
  • Before and After, Ferrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992
  • Cora Fry's Pillow Book, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994
  • Tender Mercies, Delta, 1998
  • Half a Heart, Ferrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000
  • Street Games, W.W. Norton & Company, 2001
  • Before and After: A Novel, Picador, 2005

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Some Deaths in the Delta and Other Poems

ISBN: 0870230700
Release Date: 1970-12

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Before and After: A Novel

ISBN: 0312424418
Release Date: 2005-03-01

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Half a Heart

ISBN: 1587240173
Release Date: 2001-06

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Before and After: A Novel

ISBN: 0312424418
Release Date: 2005-03-01

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Literary Awards

Rosellen has recieved the following awards:

  • Award in Literature from American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
  • Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant
  • Janet Kafka Award
  • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
  • NEA Grants
  • Bunting Institute Fellowship
  • Howard Foundation.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Rosellen Brown on WorldCat

Rosellen Brown on Amazon

Rosellen Brown on Wikipedia


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