Happy Birthday, Rosellen Brown
Poet and novelist Rosellen Brown is the author of five novels: The Autobiography of My Mother, Tender Mercies, Civil Wars, the critically acclaimed and best-selling Before and After, and Half a Heart. Her most recent book of poems is Cora Fry's Pillow Book. She has also published another collection of poetry, a book of short stories, and the Rosellen Brown Reader. Her stories have appeared frequently in O'Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, and the Pushcart Prize anthologies. She has received an award in literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts.
She teaches in the creative writing program at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Rosellen Brown was born on May 12, 1939.