Rebecca Brown (author)

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Rebecca Brown is an American lesbian[1] author whose work has contributed significantly to contemporary gay and lesbian literature.

Biography[edit]

Brown is from Seattle, was the first writer in residence at Richard Hugo House, co-founder of the Jack Straw Writers Program[2] and now serves as the creative director of literature at Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington. Brown's best-known work is her novel The Gifts of the Body, winner of a Lambda Literary Award.[3][4] Rebecca Brown is also a faculty advisor in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.

Brown’s diverse oeuvre contains collections of essays and short stories, a fictionalized autobiography, a modern bestiary, a memoir in the guise of a medical dictionary, a libretto for a dance opera, a play, and various kinds of fantasy. Brown has "a uniquely recognizable voice, writing as she does in a stark style that combines the minimalism of Ernest Hemingway with some of the incantatory rhythms of Gertrude Stein." [5]

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Winner of the 2003 Washington State Book Award
  • The Gifts of the Body, Lambda Literary Award
  • Genius Award, Seattle's The Stranger

Major works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mudede, Charles (13 October 2005), "Literature: Rebecca Brown", The Stranger (newspaper), retrieved 16 February 2009 
  2. ^ Stadler, Matthew (1999). "Rebecca Brown: The Byronic Woman". Lambda Book Report 8 (3): 6–8. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Brown, Rebecca (25 October 2007). "Two pieces from P-I Writer in Residence Rebecca Brown". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 
  4. ^ Brown, Rebecca (25 October 2007). "Two pieces from P-I Writer in Residence Rebecca Brown". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 
  5. ^ Xhonneux, Lies. Rebecca Brown: Literary Subversions of Homonormalization. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2014, p. 5

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