Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of several acclaimed works of fiction: four novels, including Pages for You and The Delivery Room; a collection of short stories Ten Women Who Shook the World; and a book for middle-grade readers, Kepler’s Dream, now being turned into a feature film.
Sylvia’s works have been included in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times lists of notable fictions and have been translated into several languages, and she has won a Lambda award for fiction. Her short stories have appeared in Zoetrope: All Story, the art journal frieze, as well as several anthologies. “The Lady in the Desert” was read on BBC Radio 4 and “Amazon” was one of NPR’s Selected Shorts. In addition to writing fiction, Sylvia Brownrigg has also taught at the American University in Paris and been widely published as a reviewer and critic.
Sylvia went to school in Palo Alto, California, and Oxford, England. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Yale University and a Master’s in Writing from Johns Hopkins. She has a son and daughter, as well as a stepson, with her former husband Sedge Thomson. The family divides their time between Berkeley and London.