Brooke Champagne

Brooke Champagne was born and raised in New Orleans and now writes and teaches in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama. She was awarded the inaugural William Bradley Prize for the Essay for her piece 'Exercises,' which was published in The Normal School and listed as Notable in Best American Essays 2019, and was a finalist for the 2019 Lamar York Prize in Nonfiction for her essay “Bugginess,” published in The Chattahoochee Review. Her writing has appeared in many print and online journals, including Under the Sun, Barrelhouse, and Hunger Mountain. She is at work on her first collection of personal essays entitled Nola Face.