TIM W. BROWN was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. In 1983 he graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University with a degree in American studies.
He is the author of three novels, Deconstruction Acres (1997), Left of the Loop (2001) and Walking Man (2008). His latest literary effort is American Renaissance, a comic historical novel set in 1830s America, to be published in November 2010 by Gival Press.
Brown's fiction, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in over two hundred publications, including Another Chicago Magazine, Chelsea, The Brooklyn Rail, Slipstream, Colorado Review, Pleiades, The Ledge, Storyhead, Rockford Review, Bridge, Fifth Wednesday, Oyez Review, The Bloomsbury Review, St. Mark's Poetry Project Newsletter, Rain Taxi, Small Press Review, Main Street Rag, Chiron Review and New Observations. As a member of the National Book Critics Circle, he is a frequent reviewer of independent and small press books.
A long-time resident of Chicago, where he was a fixture in that city's literary scene as a writer, performer and publisher of Tomorrow Magazine (1982-1999), Brown moved to New York in 2003. He currently earns his living as a technologist for global financial institutions.