About Brook

Paradise Lust is Brook Wilensky-Lanford’s first book. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, the New Yorker books blog, The Guardian, The New Republic and elsewhere. Brook received her B.A. from Wesleyan University in Theater and Religion, and an M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University, where she won a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship funded by the National Endowment of the Arts.  She is editor-in-chief of the online literary magazine Killing the Buddha, and has taught creative and academic writing at Baruch College, CUNY; Parsons, The New School for Design; the University of California Berkeley Extension, and The Writer’s Center. Currently she is a PhD student in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she lives with her husband and two cats.

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