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Henry Alley

Author's Bio

Henry Alley is a Professor Emeritus of Literature in the Honors College at the University of Oregon. He has four novels, Through Glass (Iris Press, 1979) The Lattice (Ariadne Press, 1986), Umbrella of Glass (Breitenbush Books, 1988), and Precincts of Light (Inkwater Press, 2010). Also his Leonardo and I appeared, winner of the Gertrude Press 2006 Fiction Chapbook Award. His stories have been published over the past forty years in such journals as Seattle Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Clackamas Literary Review and Harrington Gay Men’s Quarterly Fiction. His articles have been published in The Journal of Narrative Technique, Studies in the Novel, Twentieth Century Literature, and Kenyon Review. His essay on versions of Mrs. Dalloway came out in Papers on Language and Literature, and his article on the film and story Brokeback Mountain recently appeared in an anthology from McFarland Press. The University of Delaware Press published his book-length study, The Quest for Anonymity: The Novels of George Eliot, in 1997. He is active in the Lane Literary Guild in Eugene, Oregon. He is presently revising several novels and stories. His treatment of the gay artist as tragic hero in The Picture of Dorian Gray can be read online in Comparative Literature and Culture from Purdue University. An article on E. M. Forster as a gay author is forthcoming.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Precincts of Light (Inkwater Press, 2010), Umbrella of Glass (Breitenbush Books, 1988), The Lattice (Ariadne Press, 1986)
Chapbooks:
Leonardo and I (Gertrude Press, 2006)
Journals:
Clackamas Literary Review, Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly, Seattle Review, Virginia Quarterly Review
Prizes:
Honorable Mention, Richard Hall Memorial Short Story Contest, 2003. Second Life, Semi-finalist in the Elixir Novel Contest, 2004. Story Nominated for the Pushcart Prize XXX: 2006. Semi-finalist, Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, 2006. Story Nominated for the Pushcart Prize XXXI: 2007. Winner, Gertrude Press 2006 Fiction Chapbook Competition. Honorable Mention, August 2008 Very Short Fiction Competition, Glimmer Train.

Henry Alley Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
Favorite Books:
Middlemarch, War and Peace, Daughters of the Vicar, Where I'm Calling From, Mrs. Dalloway, Persuasion
Favorite Authors:
Jane Austen, George Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, Raymond Carver, Leo Tolstoy.

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Listing last updated: January 18, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Seattle, WA
Raised in:
Seattle, WA

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