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Gabriel Brownstein

Associate Professor
M.F.A., 1992, Columbia University, Fiction
B.A., 1988, Oberlin College, English

Gabriel Brownstein joined the faculty at St. John’s in the fall of 2005.  His short story collection, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W (W.W. Norton & Co.), won the PEN/Hemingway Award in 2002, was a finalist for the Koret Jewish Book Award, and was named as one of the New York Public Library’s 25 Books to Remember of 2002.  His novel, The Man from Beyond (W.W. Norton & Co.), was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, and one of Booklist’s Top 10 Historical Novels in 2005.  His book reviews and criticism have appeared in The Village Voice, The Boston Globe, and The New Leader.  His work has been translated into Dutch and French.

Previous to working at St. John’s, he taught writing at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.