Courtney Angela Brkic
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2013

September

I’ll be at the Brooklyn Book Festival on September 22. Looking forward to my panel discussion with Edwidge Danticat and Dinaw Mengestu

Reading with Marjan Kamali (author of Together Tea) at Fall For the Book on September 25

July

The New York Times names The First Rule of Swimming an “Editors’ Choice”

The New York Times reviews The First Rule of Swimming

DailyCandy.com names The First Rule of Swimming as one of 14 Best New Books for Summer

My Book, The Movie lets me dreamcast The First Rule of Swimming

You can hear my interview with Writers on Writing here

June

Library Journal names The First Rule of Swimming a “Hot Debut for Summer”.

Reading at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC, on June 30

Reading at Book Court in Brooklyn, with Marjan Kamali on June 14

Examiner.com names The First Rule of Swimming as one of its five Book Picks for June

The National names The First Rule of Swimming one of the Top Summer Novels for 2013

May

Oprah.com names The First Rule of Swimming its “Book of the Week”.

The Washington Independent Review of Books reviews The First Rule of Swimming

I had fun putting together this First Rule of Swimming playlist for Largehearted Boy!

Author Exposure interviews me about The First Rule of Swimming and my thoughts about writing

NPR.com lets me review The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman by Andrzej Szczypiorski for You Must Read This

January

Entertainment Weekly names me one of “13 to watch in 2013”.

2008

NEA Fellowship

2007

“Before the War” in the Utne Reader

2006

“Group Therapy: A Nation is Born" in National Geographic

2005

“The Wages of Denial” (op-ed) in The New York Times

“Smoldering” in The Washington Post Magazine

2004

“The Stone Fields: A Tragedy in Bosnia”
on NPR

“The Stone Fields” interview with Leonard Lopate on WNYC

“Eyewitness: Unearthing Bosnia’s Dead” – an article from the BBC

2003

“Stillness”
interview with Leonard Lopate on WNYC

2001

My translations of A.B. Simic’s poems (“The Return” and “My Love, My Friend and I”) in Modern Poetry in Translation

 

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