Professor of Literary Arts and Interim Faculty Director, Brown Arts Initiative
Thalia Field has published three collections of innovative prose with New Directions press: Bird Lovers, Backyard, Incarnate: Story Material, and Point and Line. She has also published two novels, Experimental Animals (A Reality Fiction), and ULULU (Clown Shrapnel). Her first collaboration with French writer/translator Abigail Lang, A Prank of Georges, will be followed by the forthcoming Leave to Remain (Dalkey Archive). Also forthcoming is another collection with New Directions, Personhood. Before writing books, Thalia worked in theaters in New York, Paris and Berlin, as well as received an NEA Opera commission for the libretto, The Pompeii Exhibit. Since coming to Brown in 2000, Thalia has served on a number of committees promoting interdisciplinary practice in the arts, humanities and sciences. She is the Adele Kellenberg Seaver professor of Creative Writing.