JAMES BROWN is the author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Apology to the Young Addict, The Los Angeles Diaries and This River. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and the Nelson Algren Literary Award in short fiction. Brown’s work has appeared in GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Ploughshares, New England Review, River Teeth, and many other publications.
Apology to the Young Addict
Now sixty—with years of sobriety under his belt—and the father of three sons, James Brown writes about finding a new path in life, making peace with the family whose ghosts have haunted him, and helping the next generation of addicts overcome their disease.
This River: A Memoir2011
The Los Angeles Diaries: A Memoir2003
Awards and Recognition
- National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, Nelson Algren Award in Short Fiction, Chesterfield Film Writing Fellowship