Meet Kevin Brockmeier, Author of The Illumination

Kevin Brockmeier is the author of the novels The View from the Seventh Layer, The Brief History of the Dead, The Truth About Celia, Things That Fall from the Sky, and two children’s novels.      His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, McSweeney’s, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories and […]

April Read of the Month: The Illumination, by Kevin Brockmeier

Click to Buy   The Illumination (Pantheon, Feb. 2011) by Kevin Brockmeier Review by Sean Ennis          Kevin Brockmeier’s newest novel, The Illumination, describes a world where all physical pain—from injuries or acute disease or chronic ailments—manifests itself as light.  A sliced thumb, lung cancer, arthritis, even acne shine in ways to match […]