Barbara Browning has a PhD in comparative literature from Yale University and teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She’s also a poet, a dancer, and an amateur ukuleleist.
I write works of fiction and cultural theory. Sometimes I like to confuse people about which is which.
Samba: Resistance in Motion *This was my first book, and it won the De la Torre Bueno Prize for the best book on dance in 1996.
Infectious Rhythm *This one is about African diasporic configurations of epidemia. It came out in 1998.
Who Is Mr. Waxman? *This is a free download of an audio novel - it was the first novel I wrote.
The Correspondence Artist *This one won a Lambda Literary Award in 2012.
I'm Trying to Reach You *This one was short-listed for The Believer Book Award in 2013.
The Gift (or, Techniques of the Body) *This one came out in 2017. The New York Times said, ""[The Gift] is a smart, funny, heartbreaking and often sexy delight of a novel that presses hard against the boundaries of where literary and artistic performances begin and end." The New Yorker also liked it. It won a Lambda Literary Award, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Clark Fiction Prize.
Caetano Veloso: A Foreign Sound *This one is in the 33 1/3 series from Bloomsbury. Also 2017.
Who the Hell is Imre Lodbrog? *This one was co-authored with Sebastien Regnier and came out in 2018. "It’s like being seated between the best dinner guests at a party of strangers." Seriously.
The Terrarium *I also wrote this with Sebastien Regnier. It's about eros and thanatos. Or frogs. It came out in 2022.
The Miniaturists *This is a collection of personal essays about tiny things and the people who love them. For example, William Morton Wheeler.
Maybe you'd like to listen to some more of my uke covers. Or watch some of my dance videos.
I read an extract from The Gift here.
It's about performative fiction.
that I made for I'm Trying to Reach You.
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