PICANO was also a member of the Violet Quill Club. His best known novels are
PEOPLE IN HISTORY, THE
BOOK OF LIES and ONYX.
Other books are short stories, poetry, co-authorship of THE
NEW JOY OF GAY SEX, and three memoirs. His work has appeared in scores of
magazines and anthologies (including Blithe House Quarterly -- BHQ1.2,
BHQ3.4, and BHQ5.4)
and he's been a finalist for many literary awards, including the PEN/Hemingway
Award and five Lambda Book Awards. Among his honors are the Ferro-Grumley Award
PEOPLE IN HISTORY and a 2001 InsightOut Books Honorary Award.
ALVAREZ is the author of INTERESTING
MONSTERS (Graywolf Press),
a collection of short fiction. A nominee for the 2002 Violet Quill Award, City
Pages called INTERESTING
MONSTERS "experimental fiction meant for wide audiences -- very accessible
and entertaining...It is also queer fiction that has grown up past adolescence;
it's affectionate and funny, but reasonable."
received a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University
in the city of New York and a Ph.D. in English from Binghamton University (SUNY).
He was a Fiction Scholar at the Bread
Loaf Writers' Conference in 1998. Aldo Alvarez was recently honored by OUT
Magazine's OUT 100 list of "gay success stories of 2001".
Aa, Aldo Alvarez's homesite, at http://www.blithe.com/aa/
MACISAAC graduated from the Unviersity of New Brunswick in 1994, somehow earning
a Master's Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing during those few
moments he managed to stray out of the radio station. He spent the next six years
working in alternative radio and alternative media before immersing himself in
interdisciplinary studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where
he is learning how to write with images.
a sampling of other illustration and artwork, visit http://chebucto.ns.ca/~flambe
ALLEGRA's fiction, poetry and essays have been included in over thirty lesbian/feminist
anthologies. Her book of short fiction WITNESS
TO THE LEAGUE OF BLOND HIP HOP DANCERS -- a novella and stories (Alyson Books,
October 2000) \was a finalist for a Violet Quill Award in 2001. She's currently
at work on two novels.
JANE BLEDSOE is the author of the novel, WORKING
PARTS, winner of the1998 American Library Association Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Award for Literature, and of SWEAT:
Stories and a Novella. Her new novel, FREE FALL, will be published next year.
In 1999-2000, Bledsoe traveled in Antarctica for three months as a recipient of
a National Science Foundation Artists & Writers fellowship and is currently
working on a novel set there.
HEALEY's fiction has appeared in Blithe House Quarterly (BHQ3.3),
QUEER DHARMA: Voices of Gay Buddhists (Vol.
I and Vol. II), WILMA
LOVES BETTY, MAMA'S
BOY: Gay Men Write About Their Mothers, SIGNS
OF LIFE and BEYOND
Writing from Gay and Lesbian San Francisco,which he co-edited. He lives
in Los Angeles where he has recently completed his first novel, SCAR.
Healey invites you to visit
HOLLERAN was a member of the pathbreaking Violet Quill Club, considered co-founders
of contemporary gay literature. His novels are DANCER
FROM THE DANCE, NIGHTS IN ARUBA, and THE
BEAUTY OF MEN. His other books are essays from Christopher Street magazine
ZERO, and a collection of stories, IN
SEPTEMBER THE LIGHT CHANGES. Holleran's fiction and non-fiction have appeared
widely in many magazines and he's been a finalist for many literary awards. He
received the Ferro-Grumley Award for THE
BEAUTY OF MEN and a 2001 InsightOut Books Honorary Award.
LEVIN's novels include WATER
(nominated for the PEN/Hemingway Award), SHIMONI'S
LOVER, and THE
SEA OF LIGHT. Her most recent book is a collection of stories, LOVE
& DEATH AND OTHER DISASTERS, a Ferro-Grumley award finalist. She
received the 2000 Publishing Triangle Judy Grann Award for nonfiction editing,
and was a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist. She's written essays for The NewYork
Times, MS, The Advocate and Rolling Stone, and taught at the University
of Michigan, The Center, and The Writers Voice.
PRATT has published short fiction, poetry and essays in Blithe House Quarterly
James White Review, A&U,
Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly, Lodestar
Quarterly, the late, very-much-missed Christopher Street, and other
periodicals. He has read/performed in NYC at the Cornelia
Street Café, Dixon
Place, Fez, and on WBAI-FM. He has completed one novel, started another,
and is working on two theatre pieces. He is pleased that his work is appearing
alongside that of longtime writing pal, Donna Allegra, and of teacher extraordinaire
STEPHENSON recently co-edited a book of quirky, edgy, gay male erotica with
Bill Brent tited TOUGH
GUYS, information for it is available at www.blackbooks.com. Rob has published
poetry in Fish Drum Magazine and non-fiction in Black Sheets and Twist.
Two chapbooks, the autobiographical. "Some Notes On Art and Architecture,"
and the story, "Angel" are available by contacting him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WADSWORTH's novel LIGHT,
COMING BACK was published by Alyson in October 2001, and is a finalist for
both the 2002 Stephen Crane First Fiction Award and the 2002 Violet Quill Award.
She has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow and a Wellspring Fellow. She lives in Boston.