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Author Information: Thomas Glave

 
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Thomas Glave was born in the Bronx and grew up there and in Kingston, Jamaica. A two-time New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, he is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Brown University. His work has earned many honors, including an O. Henry Prize (he is the second gay African American writer, after James Baldwin, to win this award), a Fine Arts Center in Provincetown Fellowship, and a Fulbright fellowship to Jamaica. While there, he worked on issues of social justice, and helped found the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals, and Gays. His fiction and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Children of the Night: The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, Men on Men 6: Best New Gay Fiction, His 2: Brilliant New Fiction by Gay Writers, Soulfires: Young Black Men on Love and Violence, Best American Gay Fiction 3, Prize Stories 1997: The O. Henry Awards. He is an assistant professor of English at the State University of New York, Binghamton.

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