James Brown is the author of the memoirs This River and The Los Angeles Diaries. Apology to the Young Addict, his third memoir and the last of a trilogy, was published by Counterpoint Books in March 2020. Brown has also written several novels, including Final Performance and Lucky Town. He’s received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction Writing and the Nelson Algren Award in Short Fiction. His work has appeared in GQ, Esquire, Ploughshares, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, The New England Quarterly, and anthologized in Best American Sports Writing; Fathers, Sons and Sports: Great American Sports Writing; and the college textbooks Oral Interpretations, and Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief. The Los Angeles Diaries is currently under option with producer and director Jude Prest.
My Dark Secrets and Skeletons Are Not So Unique: A Conversation with James Brown
James Brown details his struggle with addiction, his path to hope, and his writing process in an interview with Rob Roberge....