Brian Kimberling – Jericho Writers
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Brian Kimberling

Brian Kimberling - Editor

Brian Kimberling is the author of two novels published in the US and UK, by Pantheon and Tinder Press respectively. He has also written for The New York Times, NPR, and others.

Brian’s first novel, Snapper, about an aimless ornithologist in southern Indiana, was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2013. His second novel, Goulash, which is set in Prague, was also translated into Czech.

Brian has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and a long history of teaching, mentoring, collaborating with, or otherwise consorting with fresh distinctive talent. He has worked extensively in publishing and journalism. He has also written and produced three plays. His interests include short stories, climate change writing, and contemporary British domestic fiction. Every couple of years Brian re-reads The Odyssey and cooks the food Odysseus eats in between reads.

Brian was born in southern Indiana, but for the last twenty years he has called southwestern England home.


Thank you so much for your report. It is full of good (and kind) advice and motivation and is incredibly helpful.

- M. Rosen

Thank you for your comments about the title and the plot. I also like your character suggestions. Thanks for the ideas and for pointing out other areas where I could make adjustments.

- Tom G.


Brian’s humour shines through in his reports. His complimentary style will make you feel at ease as he scrupulously assesses your work.


Editing is a curious mix of sympathy and syntax — rallying to a writer’s cause in the first case, and sharpening weapons in the second. I know from my own experience of being edited how indispensable a kind editorial eye can be, and how something that seems impossible to a writer can be a mere cut-and-paste operation when viewed from a different angle. An editor is a kind of counsellor who encourages, assists, and polishes — in a world full of algorithms making automatic recommendations, the editor is the algorithm’s opposite thing.


My own writing is comical, historical, international, and ecologically freaked out. I’d welcome anything along those lines but I would be even happier to work on material completely alien to my own experience — something outside the algorithm, as it were.

Genres Brian specialises in

Literary (Including ‘bookclub’)
Science Fiction
Short Stories & novellas
Plays and screen scripts
Other Narrative Non-fiction
Subject-led Non-fiction

Brian's published books





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