Donald Brown is the nonfiction editor for The New Haven Review and its online editor/critic; he has also reviewed theater, books, and film for the New Haven Advocate and theater for the New Haven Independent. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University, where he studied as a Mellon Fellow after receiving a BA, summa cum laude, as a Dean's Scholar in Comparative Literature and Art History at the University of Delaware, his home state.
He has taught literature and writing as an instructor and lecturer at Yale and in 2014 published Bob Dylan: American Troubadour with Rowman and Littlefield. He has published essays on Thomas Pynchon, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust, the subjects of his dissertation, and has posted frequently on books, film, music, and other interests on his personal blog, blogocentrism. He lived in Hamden from 1994-1999, where his daughter attended Hamden High and ECA, and, since 1999, resides in New Haven.