Joan Alden

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843-814-4749
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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: 
A Boy's Best Friend
(Alyson Publications, 1992)
, Before Our Eyes
(Firebrand Books, 1993)
, Letting in the Night
(Firebrand Books, 1989)
, Mrs. Cooper's Boarding House
(McGraw-Hill, 1980)
Prizes Won: 
Nominated for Llambda Literary Award for Letting in the Night.

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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
Raised in: 
Birmingham, MI
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Last updated: Feb 16, 2016