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 grew up in Illinois and now lives in Rockport, Massachusetts. He teaches fiction writing at Tufts University and the Bread Loaf School of English. He has also taught at Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Wellesley College. He has received the Rosenthal Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, two O. Henry awards, and two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. His fiction has appeared in Partisan Review, Esquire, Shenandoah, The Atlantic, TriQuarterly, and the Transatlantic Review, among others. 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).
Reviews and Other Links
Stephen McCauley's Pick Best LGBT Books of 2010 @ Band of Thebes