Colette Brooks is the author of two books of creative nonfiction, In the City: Random Acts of Awareness (published by Norton, and winner of the PEN/Jerard Fund Award) and Lost in Wonder: Imagining science and other mysteries (published by Counterpoint, and Finalist/Honorable Mention in the 2010 Grub Street National Book Prize in Nonfiction).
She was born in Seattle. Her essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, The New York Times, The New Republic, Partisan Review, Southwest Review, Hotel Amerika, and Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, among others.
She currently lives in New York City, where she teaches at Lang College/The New School. She is at work on another book.