Brad Gooch

Brad performed on stage for Seriously Entertaining at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater on June 14, 2017, speaking on the evening’s theme, “By The Light Of The Moon.”

Brad Gooch is a poet, novelist, biographer, and author of Rumi’s Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love. His book Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor, was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and a New York Times bestseller. His most recent work includes a translation of poems by Persian poet Rumi, titled Rumi: Unseen Poems. A Guggenheim fellow in Biography, he has received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship and a Furthermore grant in publishing from the J.M. Kaplan Fund. A professor of English at William Paterson University, he earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

In his own words: “Particularly in a novel, I don’t think that one point of view is enough. Since point of view is all there is, to do more than one can give you such a multi-perspectival sense of life.”

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