Brian Van Reet is the recipient of a James Michener Fellowship and the Gulf Coast Prize in Fiction. His writing has been read on National Public Radio and published in The New York Times, The Southern Review, Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War, and elsewhere.
Following the attacks of September 11th, he left a scholarship at the University of Virginia and enlisted in the army. From 2004-2005 he served as a tank gunner with the 1st Cavalry Division in Baghdad and was awarded a Bronze Star for valor.
After an honorable discharge he studied at the University of Missouri and later at the University of Texas Michener Center for Writers. A native of Houston, he lives in Austin with his wife.
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