Jane Brox
Nonfiction Author

Jane Brox is an awardwinning American author who specialises in nonfiction works. Her most recent book is Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives (2019). She lives in Maine.

Written by Jane Brox

Thomas Merton outside the hermitage at Gethsemani in the early 1960s. Used with permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

Essay/
Consciousness and altered states
Disturbing the silence

The writer and Trappist monk Thomas Merton embodied a paradox, chasing both the purity of silence and the need to break it

Jane Brox