Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. Edited by Tatiana Ryckman. At once light and aching, BEFORE STONEWALL gives voice to a generation of men whose homosexuality forced them into lives of public exile. These stories articulate the tragic comedy of young love, the many ways to lose a family, and the rigid anxiety that comes from the fear of expressing too much. Set against a backdrop of New York's theater scene and looming McCarthyism, this book is about everything love is up against and the smoldering, dormant rebellion in the time before Stonewall. BEFORE STONEWALL is the winner of Awst Press' 2019 book prize, selected by T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls.
Edward M. Cohen's novel, $250,000, was published by Putnam; his non-fiction books by Prima, Prentice-Hall, Limelight Editions, SUNY Press. His novella, "A Visit to my Father with my Son," appeared in Eclectica. His story, "Peroxide Blonde," won the 2020 Key West Tennessee Williams Prize. His plays have been produced all over off-off Broadway and, for many years, he was associate director of New York's Jewish Repertory Theatre. He has been a fellow at the Edward Albee Foundation, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, and has received grants from the NEA and New York State Council on the Arts.
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