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Joan Alden

Joan Alden

Author's Bio

Joan Alden received a BS and MA from The Ohio State University and studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting in New York. Alden’s first novel, Mrs. Cooper’s Boardinghouse was published by San Francisco Book Company with McGraw-Hill. Her second novel, Letting in the Night, by Firebrand Books was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Fiction. Alden’s third novel, Before Our Eyes, was also published by Firebrand Books. Her fourth and current novel, When I First Knew is published by Dog Ear Publications. Alden is known for “normalizing” lesbianism in all her fiction.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Before Our Eyes (Firebrand Books, 1993), A Boy's Best Friend (Alyson Publications, 1992), Letting in the Night (Firebrand Books, 1989), Mrs. Cooper's Boarding House (McGraw-Hill, 1980)
Prizes:
Nominated for Llambda Literary Award for Letting in the Night.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
Favorite Authors:
Sarah Waters

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Listing last updated: February 16, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Feminist
Prefers to work with:
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Detroit, MI
Raised in:
Birmingham, MI

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