December 6, 1972
Kevin Brockmeier was born in Hialeah, Florida. His family moved to Little Rock (Pulaski County) in 1976. A precocious child with a vivid imagination, he spoke in full sentences at the age of two and was writing mysteries at eight. He is a publisher and award-winning novelist and short story writer, and has been described as one of “America’s best practitioners of fabulist fiction.” His work has been published in many national publications and has won Arkansas’s top literary prizes: the Porter Fund Award for Literary Excellence and the Worthen Prize. He has also been awarded several O. Henry prizes.