About Brook

Paradise Lust 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 and elsewhere. (See links 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  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,  University of California Berkeley, and The Writer’s Center.

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