John Gregory Brown

Author in Sweet Briar, Virginia

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Born and raised in New Orleans, John Gregory Brown is the author of the novels Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery (1994), The Wrecked, Blessed Body of Shelton Lafleur (1996), Audubon’s Watch (2001), and A Thousand Miles From Nowhere(2016). His honors include a Lyndhurst Prize, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, the Lillian Smith Award, the John Steinbeck Award, and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Book of the Year Award. He is the Julia Jackson Nichols Professor of English at Sweet Briar College and lives in Virginia. He and his wife, the novelist Carrie Brown, have three children.

  • Education
    • Johns Hopkins University