Kevin Brockmeier's most recent work is the memoir, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip, and he is the author of the novels, The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead, and, The Truth About Celia; the story collections, Things That Fall from the Sky, and, The View from the Seventh Layer; and the children’s novels, City of Names, and, Grooves: A Kind of Mystery. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. He has published his stories in The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope, Tin House, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and New Stories from the South. He has recieved the Borders Original Voices Award, three O. Henry Awards, the PEN USA Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEA Grant. In 2007, he was named one of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists.