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Brooks Hansen is a novelist, screenwriter, illustrator, and teacher. His novels—The Monsters of St. Helena, Perlman’s Ordeal, The Chess Garden, and Boone (co-authored with Nick Davis) were all New York Times Notable Books. The Chess Garden was also selected as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He has written two books for young readers, both of which he illustrated. He received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. Brooks Hansen was born in New York City. He lives in Carpinteria, CA with his wife and two children.

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