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ERIC KARL ANDERSON's novel, ENOUGH, was published in June 2004. More info can be found at http://www.pearlstreetpublishing.com. His work has appeared in Blithe House Quarterly (BHQ6.3), Riverbabble, Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly and Tatlin's Tower. He lives in London.

STUART HENDERSON was born in a Hampshire suburb in the U.K. While completing an MA at the University of East Anglia, he published a story in the SexText. More recently his work has been published in Blithe House Quarterly (BHQ7.2) and Fresh Men, a collection of new gay fiction. He lives in South London and watches a lot of movies.

ALDO ALVAREZ is the author of INTERESTING MONSTERS (Graywolf Press), featured as one of the best short story collections of the Fall 2001 book season by The Washington Post Book World.   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."

Aldo 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 and was featured in OUT Magazine's OUT 100 list of "gay success stories of 2001".  In October 2004, he was presented with a Trailblazer Award; the Bailiwick Repertory Trailblazer Awards honor "members of the GLBT community who have had an impact in the fields of arts, journalism, community activism, and sports".

Aldo founded Blithe House Quarterly in 1997 and currently serves as its Executive Editor, Designer and Publisher. He is a professor of English at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago. He loves to get e-mail from BHQ readers.

Visit Aldo Alvarez's homesite at http://www.blithe.com/aa/

Read Kurt Heintz' interview with Aldo Alvarez
about "the basics of BHQ and his aspirations for it" at Plain Text.

e-mail: adalvarez@aol.com

VALERIA VEGAS writes novels, prose poems, essays, and plays.  Her work has been produced and published in venues large and small, including "How To Fix Your Ford" at Luna Sea Theatre in San Francisco and a redneck epistolary pornographic novella titled XOXO, BOBBY JO, out on H.E.A.D. Press.  Her essays and stories have been published in over 35 magazines and anthologies including Tattoo Highway, Edifice Wrecked, and REGENERATION: Telling Stories from Our Twenties.  She is the editor of XX magazine and STEWED, SCREWED, AND TATTOOED, an anthology of today's most fucked geniuses, due out in Fall of 2005.  She lives in San Francisco and designs baby accessories and clothes for punk rock mamas and their spawn.






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KATHLEEN KIIRIK BRYSON is a novelist/actor/painter who was born and raised in Alaska. Her first novel MUSH was published by Diva Books in 2001. Her second novel GIRL ON A STICK is with her agent. By the time this issue of Blithe House comes out, she will have finished production for The Viva Voce Virus, a no-budget feature film for which she wrote the screenplay and which she is co-directing. Kathleen lives in London.

ALLISON BURNETT grew up in Evanston, Illinois, the son of a Northwestern University professor.  In 1990, he moved to Los Angeles, where he works today as a screenwriter.  In 1997, he directed his first feature film, Red Meat.  In 2000, he wrote the original script for Autumn in New York, starring Richard Gere and Winona Ryder.  His first novel, CHRISTOPHER, was named a finalist for the 2004 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Fiction.  For more information, go to allisonburnett.com.

MICHAEL CARROLL's fiction has appeared in Ontario Review and The Reading Room Journal, and such anthologies as THE PENGUIN BOOK OF GAY SHORT STORIES (eds. David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell) and MEN ON MEN 7 (ed. David Leavitt).  His story "After Paris" will be included in the April 2005 issue of Boulevard.  He lives in New York City.

ALEXANDER CHEE's first novel, EDINBURGH (Picador), won the Lambda, Michener and AAWW Lit prizes, and was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly. He is at work on his next novel, The Queen of the Night, courtesy of grants from the Whiting Foundation and the 2004 NEA Fellowship in literature. He is a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University, and lives in Brooklyn.

SARA WINGATE GRAY is a writer. She has previous bedroom empire experience.

GREG JOHNSON is the author of eleven books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.  His most recent novel is STICKY KISSES (Alyson Books) and his most recent collection of short stories is LAST ENCOUNTER WITH THE ENEMY (Johns Hopkins University Press).

JACKIE KAY was born and brought up in Scotland. She has published three collections of poetry: THE ADOPTION PAPERS (winner of a Forward Prize, a Saltire Award and a Scottish Arts Council Book Award), OTHER LOVERS (which won the Somerset Maugham Award) and OFF COLOUR (shortlisted for the 1999 TS Eliot Award, all published by Bloodaxe. Her first novel, TRUMPET (Picador, 1998) won the Guardian Fiction Prize, a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and The Author’s Club First Novel Award. It was also on the shortlist for the IMPAC award.  She has written for the stage and television and a libretto of hers, Twice Through The Heart, was performed at the Aldeburgh Festival and the Queen Elizabeth Hall with composer Mark Anthony Turnage. Her book about the blues singer, Bessie Smith, BESSIE, is published by Absolute Press. Her new collection of short stories, WHY DON’T YOU STOP TALKING, was published by Picador to great acclaim in 2002. She is a fellow of The Royal Society of Literature. She is the Leading Advisor to the Literature Department at The Arts Council of Great Britain. She lives in Manchester with her son.

ALI SMITH's new novel, THE ACCIDENTAL, will be out in May 2005 from Hamish Hamilton in the U.K.














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