SHORT STORIES. LGBT. These are stories which deal with the lives of gay men. However, their spark comes from the mixing of gay and straight worlds. Harvey’s compassionate eye is clearly at work as he examines the pains and joys, the tensions and laughter encountered by human beings every day of their lives. This collection won the Violet Quill Award for Best New Gay Fiction of the Year and was named one of the “twenty books of note” by the Lambda Literary Review.
Ken Harvey’s work has been published in over 20 literary magazines. The book was also translated into Italian and received enthusiastic reviews in Italy. His memoir, A Passionate Engagement, was honored by the American Library Association as a Rainbow Book. Ken has read his work on On Point, a program on National Public Radio, and is a book reviewer for Lambda Literary. When not working on his own writing, he teaches at writing such programs as the Young Writers Institute at the Bennington Writing Seminars. He also works with writers individually to help them perfect their craft. Ken is a member of the Authors Guild and has been awarded residencies in Taos, New Mexico and at the Millay Colony for the Arts. He holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College, an M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from the Middlebury Language Schools and an M.F.A in Creative Writing and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Bio from http://www.kenharvey.net/