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TIM W. BROWN

Second Acts a Comical Historical Novel

Author Tim W. Brown shares from his new novel Second Acts, 

a comic historical novel set in 1830s America, a time of great social upheaval 

and reform fervor, not unlike the 1960s.


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About Author Tim W. Brown

Tim W. Brown was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. In 1983 he graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University with a degree in American studies. He is the author of four novels, Deconstruction Acres (1997), Left of the Loop (2001), Walking Man (2008), and Second Acts (2010), which won the 2010 London Book Festival Award for General Fiction.


Brown's fiction, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in over two hundred publications, including Another Chicago MagazineThe Bloomsbury ReviewThe Brooklyn Rail,ChelseaChiron ReviewColorado ReviewThe Ledge,Main Street RagNew ObservationsOyez Review,PleiadesPoetry Project NewsletterRain Taxi Review of BooksRockford ReviewSlipstreamSmall Press Review,and Storyhead. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, specializing in reviewing small press books, and he has received literature grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Poets & Writers, and the Writer's Voice, as well as a fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation.


A long-time resident of Chicago, where he was a fixture in that city's literary scene as a writer, performer and publisher of the poetry zine Tomorrow Magazine (1982-1999), Brown moved to New York in 2003. He currently earns his living as a writer at Bloomberg.