Brian Platzer: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Brian Platzer

Novelist and Teacher

BRIAN PLATZER is the author of BED-STUY IS BURNING: A Novel, which is set to be released in July 2017.

Brian has an MFA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, where he studied under Alice McDermott and Stephen Dixon; and a BA from Columbia, he graduated summa cum laude and worked closely with Heidi Julavits and Mat Johnson.

Brian’s humor writing has appeared often in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and The New Yorker’s Shouts and Murmurs, and he has written essays, stories, and reviews for The New York Times, The New Republic, Salon, Big Big Wednesday, Avery, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. In a widely-read and shared essay in the New York Times, Brian described living with a mysterious neurological disorder that has made him dizzy during large portions of the last eight years, during which he married, had two children, wrote, taught, and lived as productive a life as possible.

In addition to teaching (from middle school through undergrad, from New York to Thailand) and writing, Brian was the founder and MC of the Pillow Talk reading and music series, and is co-founder of Teachers Who Tutor | NYC, New York City’s only tutoring company where all the tutors are classroom teachers. He lives with his wife and two young sons in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

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