English, Humanities, History805-684-4127
BA, Harvard University
Born and raised in New York City, Brooks Hansen is a screenwriter, essayist and celebrated author of seven books. In 2008 he released his first memoir, THE BROTHERHOOD OF JOSEPH, prior to which his novels THE MONSTERS OF ST. HELENA, PERLMAN'S ORDEAL, THE CHESS GARDEN, and BOONE were all New York Times Notable Books. THE CHESS GARDEN was also selected as a PW Best Book of the Year in 1995. He has written one book for Young Readers, CAESAR'S ANTLERS, which he also illustrated, and he was awarded John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005 for his most recent book, JOHN THE BAPTIZER, which was published by W.W. Norton in June of 2009.