author Brian Yansky
Welcome to my website home. I'm the author of four novels for young adults (soon to be five, see UTOPIA, IOWA) and fiction (short and long) for adults. My duology (ALIEN INVASION & OTHER INCONVENIENCES and HOMICIDAL ALIENS & OTHER DISAPPOINTMENTS) is my most recent published work. My fiction isn't comic though there's always humor in it, along with serious and sad moments. The other usual thing about my novels is that while they're set in mostly real world settings, they're populated with, in addition to humans, ghosts, telepathic aliens, witches, a banshee and other supernatural characters. I can't seem to keep them out. I have an MFA from Vermont, College, and a BA from the University of Texas. I live in Austin, Texas, with my wife, the illustrator Frances Yansky.
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Titles by Brian Yansky
Homicidal Alien & Other Disappointments, Brian's latest novel, is out now from Candlewick Press.
Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences, a YA novel, came out October 12, 2010, from Candlewick Press.
Wonders of the World, Brian's second novel, came out in June, 2007.
My Road Trip to the Pretty Girl Capital of the World was his first published novel.