Fiction. LGBT Studies. In a small midwestern college town everyone seems to be making art—writing poems, composing sound collages, welding auto parts, performing Shakespeare with computer graphics, and even constructing an imaginary island in an attic. There's some consolation, after hopeless romance and information overload, in finding beauty in your own corner of the vast world.
Author City: ROCKPORT, MA USA
Jonathan Strong is the author of fifteen novels. He teaches fiction-writing at Tufts University and lives in Rockport, Massachusetts, as well as West Corinth, Vermont, with his partner, the short-story writer S. P. Elledge. He was born in 1944 in Illinois and graduated from Harvard College in 1969. In 1970, his first book, Tike and Five Stories (now reissued as The Haunts of His Youth, Xlibris Corp, 1999), won the Rosenthal Foundation Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and he has also received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to Tufts, he has taught at Harvard, U.Mass. Boston, Wellesley, and Middlebury's summer M.A. program, the Bread Loaf School of English. His books include MORE LIGHT (Quale Press, 2011), CONSOLATION (Pressed Wafer, 2010), DRAWN FROM LIFE (Quale Press, 2008), HAWKWEED AND INDIAN PAINTBRUSH (Pressed Wafer, 2013) and THE JUDGE'S HOUSE (Quale Press, 2015). A retrospective appreciation of his work, by James Morrison, is to be found in the Fall 2011 issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review.
Reviews and Other Links
Stephen McCauley's Pick Best LGBT Booksof 2010 @ Band of Thebes