Brian Jay Corrigan
Brian has been writing stories since childhood and won his first national award at seventeen (with a full-length play entitled The Sound of the River). His work is suffused with richly drawn characters, evocative settings, and "lushly lyrical" writing. He has led an exciting life. From beginning as an actor, playwright, and professional daredevil, he has grown into a globetrotter and internationally recognized expert in Renaissance literature.
Today, Brian is professor of Renaissance literature in the University system of Georgia. He is also a world-known expert in Shakespeare and has delivered lectures at the Shakespeare Association of America, the International Shakespeare Conference, and at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Brian is an animal lover who surrounds himself with cats, dogs, and horses.
He is a horse trainer (resistance-free, of course), rides dressage, and was once a nationally ranked fencer (foil and epee).
In 2006, Brian won a Georgia Author of the Year Award for his first novel, The Poet of Loch Ness.