Nic Brown is the author of the novels In Every Way, Doubles, and Floodmarkers, which was selected as an Editors' Choice by The New York Times Book Review. His memoir Bang Bang Crash is forthcoming from Counterpoint in February, 2023. He is the fiction editor of the South Carolina Review, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times and the Harvard Review, among many other publications. A graduate of Columbia and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has served as the Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi and is now an associate professor of creative writing at Clemson University.

As a drummer, he signed his first recording contract with Atlantic Records at age 19, and has worked with many artists since, including Athenaeum, Ben Lee, Longwave, Skeleton Key, and Eszter Balint.