American novelist

Born in Idaho, Brian Hart spent years working as a carpenter, welder, commercial fisherman and framer of elevator shafts before earning his MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. 

He has been a fellow at Yaddo and also at the MacDowell Colony. In 2005 he won the Keene Prize for Literature, the largest student prize in the world.

He lives in Austin, Texas.