Duff Brenna is the author of nine books, including The Book of Mamie, which won the AWP Award for Best Novel; The Holy Book of the Beard, named “an underground classic” by The New York Times; Too Cool, a New York Times noteworthy book; and The Altar of the Body, given the Favorite Book of the Year Award from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Brenna also received a San Diego Writers Association Award for Best Novel 2002. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award, Milwaukee Magazine’s Best Short Story of the Year Award, and a Pushcart Prize Honorable Mention.
Brenna’s work has been translated into six languages.
His collection of short stories, Minnesota
released by Serving House Books in February 2012, and
his memoir, Murdering the Mom, was published by Wordcraft
of Oregon in June 2012.