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“Mikita Brottman is one of today’s finest practitioners of nonfiction that explores the uncertain truths revealed when violence crashes into human life.”  The New York Times Book Review, June 7, 2021.


I’m a writer, literature professor, and psychoanalyst. I have a particular interest in reconsidering and interrogating the true crime genre, a preoccupation is at the heart of my two most recent books, Couple Found Slain (Henry Holt, 2021), and An Unexplained Death (Henry Holt, 2018). Other recent works of creative nonfiction include The Maximum Security Book Club (an account of two years spent teaching literature in a men’s prison, and The Great Grisby, a love letter to my beloved French bulldog (R.I.P), both published by HarperCollins.

   I have a D.Phil from Oxford University in English language and literature. I’ve held faculty positions at the University of East London, Indiana University in Bloomington, and the Pacifica Graduate Institute, in California. I’m currently a faculty professor in the Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.  I’m also a psychoanalyst certified since 2012 through the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, and I do voluntary and short-term forensic work in prisons and psychiatric facilities. I have published case studies in elavil online canada no prescription kannada essay on nature conservation science chemistry coursework help flying spaghetti monster essays research position papers parenthesis checker brock thesis database define null and alternative hypothesis cual es la similar del viagra follow site cytoxan 2001 a space odessay go go here follow link go here follow link editing essay mechanics cialis makanda bootlegging essay opinioni su cialis generico viagra details get link watch thesis google web fonts The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, American Imago, and elsewhere. Currently, my academic research investigates the historical relationship between psychoanalysis and the occult, especially Freud’s connections with the Society for Psychical Research, and the discomfort caused by these affiliations when psychoanalysis was struggling to establish itself as a discipline with serious scientific credentials.  Many of my academic articles are available here.

I live in the neighborhood of Mount Vernon, Baltimore, with my husband, the movie critic David Sterritt, and our popular bulldog hybrid, Brutus. Here’s a profile of me and my work published in The Baltimore Sun by Mary Carole McCauley in July 2016. I don’t use much social media so if you want to get in touch, email me at

I am represented by Betsy Lerner at Dunow Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency, 27 W 20th St #1107, New York, NY 10011