I write works of fiction and cultural theory. Sometimes I like to confuse people about which is which. ​​You can connect from this site to the websites of each of my novels. On those pages, you’ll find information about how and why I wrote those books, and also about some of the activities of my characters, both real and fictional. Here:


Who Is Mr. Waxman? *This is a free download of an audio novel - it was the first novel I wrote.
The Correspondence Artist *This one won a Lambda Literary Award.
I'm Trying to Reach You *This one was short-listed for The Believer Book Award.

The Gift (or, Techniques of the Body) *This one is brand new. The New York Times said, ""[The Gift] is a smart, funny, heartbreaking and often sexy delight of a novel that presses hard against the boundaries of where literary and artistic performances begin and end."

But while you’re here, you may also be interested in listening to my ukulele covers. I started making these as gifts for friends. It got a little out of control. Then I decided it was a conceptual art project. I started taking requests. I’m still taking requests. All of these covers were gifts. Go ahead, take some. Regift them. Request one. Remix one. Recover one. There’s a ton more if you click on the uke

Barbara Browning

There are a few things I'd like to share with you...

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  • exit music4:16
  • famous blue raincoat4:51
  • josé sabia4:12
  • le mal de vivre3:31