Brooks Wright

Some favorite books and authors are:

Alice Munro 

Adam Haslett
Ian McEwan - Atonement
Nicole Krauss – The History of Love
Richard Ford – The Bascombe Novels
Marilynne Robinson – Housekeeping; Lila
Cormac McCarthy – The Border Trilogy; Blood Meridian
William Kennedy – The Albany Trilogy
Paul Bowles – The Sheltering Sky
William Gay– The Long Home; Provinces of Night
Susanna Kaysen – Asa As I Knew Him
Louise Erdrich
Annie Proulx
William Styron
Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Love In The Time of Cholera; 100 Years of Solitude

E.L. Doctorow

Virginia Woolf

Steven Millhauser

Flannery O'Connor

Laura Esquivel - Like Water For Chocolate

Jon Banville

William Trevor

Adam Johnson- Fortune Smiles; The Orphan Master's Son

Said Sayrfiezadeh - Brief Encounters With The Enemy

J.M. Coetzee

Brooks Wright is a writer of novels and short stories. Some of his work has appeared in The Larcom ReviewThe Sewanee Review, and Soundings East.


His writing has been described asprovocative and enthralling; a treasure, and brilliant.


"​Translating ideas into words is the magic of the mind, and you do it magnificently" - Catherine Thibedeau

photo by Rita Wright

Brooks was born in New York and moved to Kansas City the summer of his ninth birthday. He began playing drums professionally in bars and nightclubs when he was fourteen. After a lengthy career as a musician, performing with some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians, he went back to school and earned a Bachelors degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Salem State College, graduating with honors. Though he had written before, he began a more serious writing career while earning his degree. He has been honing his craft ever since, attending numerous workshops, conferences, and graduate courses, while completing several novels, plays, and numerous short stories.