About Brook

Paradise Lust (Grove Press, 2011) is Brook Wilensky-Lanford’s first book. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Salon, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, Guernica, Lapham’s Quarterly, Religion Dispatches, The Huffington Post and elsewhere. (You can see a complete list below.) Brook received her B. A.  from Wesleyan University, and an M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University, where she won the Arthur J. Harris Memorial Prize; and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship funded by the National Endowment of the Arts. Brook grew up on beautiful Mount Desert Island, Maine; lived in New York City for ten years; and now lives in Jersey City, New Jersey,  with her husband and two cats. She is editor-in-chief of the online literary magazine Killing the Buddha, and teaches writing at Baruch College, CUNY; University of California, Berkeley; and The Writer’s Center, Bethesda.

Essays Online:

In Print:

  • Adam and Eve At Home in Ohio, The Common, Spring 2011 (inaugural issue)
  • Eden vs. Eden, in Exquisite Corpse Annual #2, Feb. 2, 2010