Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kim Brooks  

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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction




Illinois Connection

Brooks lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kim Brooks is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow. Her fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, One Story, The Missouri Review, and other journals, and her essays have appeared in Salon, Buzzfeed, New York Magazine, LennyLetter, and on WNYCs Note to Self. Her debut novel, The Houseguest, was published in 2016 by Counterpoint Press. Her memoir, Small Animals, is published by Flatiron Books.

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Titles At Your Library


-- ''Small Animals'', *NPR Best Books, 2018, BookPage Editor's Pick, Booklist, Starred Review, -- ''The Houseguest'', *Booklist, Starred Review