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Bret Anthony Johnston

Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of the award-winning Corpus Christi: Stories, which was named a best book of the year by The Independent (London) and The Irish Times, and the editor of Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Paris Review, The Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship and a 5 Under 35 honor from the National Book Foundation. He teaches in the Bennington Writing Seminars and... Read More

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Corpus Christi
Written by Bret Anthony Johnston
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | June 2005
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7187-3 (0-8129-7187-6)

From an acclaimed and award-winning young writer comes an intensely moving debut collection set in the eye of life’s storms. In Corpus Christi, Texas—a town often hit by hurricanes— parents, children, and lovers come together and fall apart, bonded and battered by memories of loss that they feel as acutely as... Read more






Naming the World
Edited by Bret Anthony Johnston
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | January 2008
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7548-2 (0-8129-7548-0)

You already have the tools to become a gifted writer; what you need is the spark. Harvard creative writing professor and acclaimed author Bret Anthony Johnston brings you an irresistible interactive guide to the craft of narrative writing. From developing characters to building conflict, from mastering dialogue to setting the scene... Read more






Remember Me Like This
Written by Bret Anthony Johnston
Random House | Hardcover | May 2014
$26.00/31.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6212-6 (1-4000-6212-8)

A gripping novel with the pace of a thriller but the nuanced characterization and deep empathy of some of the literary canon’s most beloved novels, Remember Me Like This introduces Bret Anthony Johnston as one of the most gifted storytellers writing today. With his sophisticated and emotionally taut plot and his... Read more





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