Bertrand Court - Michelle BrafmanAvailable September 1st from Prospect Park Books!


“Brafman’s talent for drawing human emotion shines through in this episodic, deeply sensitive, and introspective novel of the human psyche.” — BOOKLIST

“I ripped through Bertrand Court in a single afternoon. Could not put it down. It was like binge watching a great show. So much humor. So many stunning lines – lines that encompassed amazing ideas. What a fabulous read.” HELEN SIMONSON, author of The Summer Before the War

“With insight and empathy, Michelle Brafman portrays a wide range of interconnected characters . . . in this keenly observed multi-generational chronicle.” — J.RYAN STRADAL, author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest


Washing the Dead Book - Michelle BrafmanPRAISE FOR WASHING THE DEAD:

“A fast–paced and compelling debut novel.”— LIBRARY JOURNAL

“Intimate, big-hearted, compassionate and clear-eyed, in this novel Brafman turns secrets into truths and the truth into the heart of fiction.” — AMY BLOOM, author of Lucky Us

”Brafman examines the inner lives of her characters with the dexterity of a surgeon and the compassion of a saint.” — LILITH MAGAZINE 

Michelle Brafman
Michelle Brafman Headshot (Cropped) is a writer and teacher. Her fiction has earned numerous awards including a Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and her work has appeared in Tablet, Slate, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She teaches at the Johns Hopkins MA in Writing program.