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Author Bio:


Brian Malloy is the author of novels The Year of Ice (St. Martin's Press), Brendan Wolf (St. Martin's Press), After Francesco (Kensington), and the young adult novel Twelve Long Months (Scholastic). His novels have been a 2002 New York Times New and Notable title, an Oprah Daily pick for best of 2022, a 2021 Women's National Book Association Great Group Reads selection, and a 2009 Book Sense Pick. His nonfiction has appeared in Minnesota Monthly, OUT, and the Lambda Award winning anthology, The Man I Might Become: Gay Men Write About Their Fathers (Marlow & Co.). Honors include the Minnesota Book Award, the American Library Association's  Alex Award, the Bloomsday Award for Irish American Literature and grants from the de Groot Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. He has taught/teaches creative writing at Emerson College (Boston), the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), and numerous arts organizations.




Brian was an early employee of the Minnesota AIDS Project (now Rainbow Health) in the 1980s, a volunteer with the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, and the volunteer coordinator for Minnesota's first AIDS walk in 1988.


In the 1990s, Brian founded and secured matching funds for the Minnesota Lesbian & Gay Community Funding Partnership, a three-year initiative to expand funding opportunities to Minnesota's LGBT community. The Minnesota Partnership was part of The National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Partnership, and awarded over $400,000 for LGBT services across the state. 


In the 2000s, Brian was part of the team that founded Open Book, serving as the grant writer for the successful capital campaign.


Brian is a member of the Service Employees International Union, Local 284. He has taught creative writing at a variety of settings, including the Bois Forte Band, Emerson College, Metropolitan Library Service Agency, Minnesota Correctional Facility - Lino Lakes, Our Saviour's Transitional Housing, Quatrefoil Library, Rainbow Health, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and Witness Writers.


Brian has been married (illegally and legally) to his husband for going on 40 years, and they are the proud parents of rescue dogs. 


Brian is a long-time supporter of Defenders of Wildlife.


Brian is not on Twitter, so this is not the Brian Malloy who made you so mad.