Brett Berk

Brett Berk’s stories have appeared in journals including Tin House, FICTION, The Mississippi Review, Other Voices, Small Spiral Notebook, and Another Chicago Magazine. He’s received the Chicago Literary Award for Fiction, residencies at The MacDowell Colony and the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, and his first collection, “Model House” was short-listed for the Flannery O’Connor Award. Since 2000, Brett has been on the faculty of the Writing Program at The New School, where he teaches short fiction writing. His instructive non-fiction book The Gay Uncle’s Guide to Parenting will be out from Crown in March, 2008, and he’s currently at work on a new non-fiction book about young children and gender identity, tentatively titled Beyond Pink and Blue, as well as a novel, Safety Seat and a new collection of stories.

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