Brian Platzer

Brian Platzer has an MFA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, and a BA from Columbia University. His writing has appeared often in the New Yorkers Shouts and Murmurs and McSweeneys Internet Tendency, as well as in the New York Times, The New Republic, Salon, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife and two young sons in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, and teaches middle school English in Manhattan.
Brian Platzer recommends
Restoration Heights (2019)
Wil Medearis
"So much more than a thrilling and suspenseful mystery, Restoration Heights is also a subtle examination of art's purpose and a nuanced portrait of a neighborhood in flux. Medearis is—like all great novelists—an anthropologist as well as a storyteller. Here he shines as bright a light on the complex interplay among Bed-Stuy’s new and longtime residents as he does on the relationships among the haves and have-nots on 5th Avenue. An important, magical debut."