Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Bradford Morrow grew up in Denver, Colorado, and has lived or worked in a variety of places. As a teenager, he traveled through rural Honduras as a member of the Amigos de las Americas program, serving as a medical volunteer in the summer of 1967. The following year he was awarded an American Field Service scholarship to finish his last year of high school as a foreign exchange student at a Liceo Scientifico in Cuneo, Italy. In 1973, he took time off from studying at the University of Colorado to live in Paris for a year. After doing graduate work at Yale University, he moved to Santa Barbara, California where he worked as a bookseller until relocating to New York City in 1981, where he founded the literary journal Conjunctions and began writing novels.

Come Sunday, The Almanac Branch (PEN/Faulkner Award finalist), Trinity Fields ( Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist), Giovanni’s Gift, and Ariel’s Crossing. In collaboration with eighteen artists, Morrow is the author of A Bestiary, as well as a book for children, Didn’t Didn’t Do It, illustrated by Gahan Wilson. Morrow has also edited and written a number of other books, including Posthumes (poetry), The New Gothic (with Patrick McGrath) and The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth (with Sam Hamill) and has contributed to many anthologies and journals. As founding editor of Conjunctions, he has edited over 50 volumes of the journal from 1981 to the present.

His new novel, The Diviner's Tale, is available from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the United States and is out in England with Grove Atlantic (Corvus). His earlier novels are available as e-books from Open Road Media. With David Shields, he co-edited The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death, published by W.W. Norton in February 2011. The Uninnocent, Morrow's first collection of short stories, has been published by Pegasus Books, and a new novella, The Fall of the Birds, has been released as an e-book by Open Road Media and a Kindle Single by Amazon.com as a Kindle Single. He is completing work on his seventh novel, The Prague Sonata, as well as a book of creative nonfiction works, Meditations on a Shadow. A Bard Center fellow and professor of literature at Bard College, he lives in New York City.