Books Kevin Brockmeier Books by Kevin Brockmeier Kevin Brockmeier has written books about: Fiction Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Kevin Brockmeier New In Paperback Big Questions: Life In 2100, Hawking On God, And Larsson's Last? February 22, 2012 This week brings the final installment in Stieg Larsson's Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, a send-up of Nabokov and Shakespeare by Arthur Phillips, and a spiritual fantasy by Kevin Brockmeier. In nonfiction, physicist Michio Kaku peers into the future, and Stephen Hawking regards the universe's grand design. Review Best Books Of 2011 Year-End Fiction Wrap-Up: The 10 Best Novels Of 2011 Fresh Air December 14, 2011 2011 was a terrific year for fiction — both from first-time novelists and much-decorated veterans. Maureen Corrigan's recommendations range from Karen Russell's dazzling debut, to David Foster Wallace's posthumously published novel, to what may be the Sept. 11 novel. Year-End Wrap-Up: The 10 Best Novels Of 2011 Listen · 7:05 7:05 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/143293240/143703807" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpt: 'The Brief History of the Dead' June 16, 2007 "This is the kind of book you'll find yourself thinking about long after you've gone on to other novels," says librarian Nancy Pearl of The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier. Caution: These Books May Make You Skip Work July 11, 2006 There are some books that are so good that you just can't get on with your life until you've turned the last page. Nancy Pearl offers books that make it tempting to call in sick just to be able to read to the end without stopping. Caution: These Books May Make You Skip Work Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5474426/5547969" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Read Any Good Books? 'The Brief History of the Dead' by Kevin Brockmeier April 17, 2006 "I couldn't put it down," says Michigan listener Cyndi of Kevin Brockmeier's novel about an afterlife realm populated by the dead called The City.