He also holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston. He is Associate Professor of English at East Stroudsburg University.
While writing fiction in his spare time, Broun spent many years as a news reporter, music journalist, and news editor, including long stints as editor in chief at several weekly newspapers in Texas. In London, he was employed as a copyeditor at a host of British newspapers and magazines, with staff positions at the Guardian and Architects Journal. His own writing has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, the Times (London), the Times Literary Supplement, and more, as well as specialty publications such as the Architects Journal and Publishers Weekly.He was appointed a resident fellow at Yale University in 2002, where he lectured in fiction writing, advanced composition, and journalism for four years.His short fiction, which often explores the lives of the urban underclass and working poor, has appeared in journals such as the Indiana Review, Kenyon Review, and Open City.Broun lives in Hellertown, Pennsylvania, and Night of the Animals is his first novel.