Lawrence Schimel

c/o Libreria Berkana Hortaleza 64
Madrid 28004

Author's Bio

I'm a full-time author (in both Spanish and English), anthologist, and translator (Spanish into English). I also run the independent poetry press A Midsummer Night's Press. My writing has been translated into Basque, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Turkish, and Ukrainian. I've given lectures, talks, or workshops at many conferences, such as Bread Loaf or the Melbourne Writers Festival, and at universities such as Princeton, Yale, Wayne State, Rutgers, University of Cádiz, etc. Some authors (of poetry or short stories) I've translated into English include Luis Armenta Malpica, Jeannette L. Clariond, Vicente Molina Foix, Jordi Doce, Care Santos, Luis Antonio de Villena, Ana Lidia Vega Serova, Jesus Encinar, Luis Cremades, Sofia Rhei, Suzana Guzner, etc.

Publications and Prizes

Boy Meets Boy
(St. Martins Press, 1999)
, Desayuno en la cama
(Egales, 2008)
, Fairy Tales For Writers
(A Midsummer Night's Press, 2007)
, His Tongue
(North Atlantic Books, 2001)
, Kosher Meat
(Sherman Asher Publishing, 2000)
, The Drag Queen of Elfland
(Circlet Press, 1997)
, The Future is Queer
(Arsenal Pulp Press, 2006)
, Two Boys in Love
(Seventh Window, 2006)
Found Tribe: Jewish Coming Out Stories
(Sherman Asher Publishing, 2002)
, PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality
(Cleis Press, 1997)
, Things Invisible to See: Lesbian and Gay Tales of Magic Realism
(Circlet Press, 1998)
, Two Hearts Desire: Gay Couples on their Love
(St. Martin's Press, 1997)
Asimov's Sci-Fi Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Clean Sheets, Knockout, Lambda Book Report, Libido, Light, Modern Short Stories, Paper Boat, Raven Chronicles, Romantics Quarterly, Saturday Evening Post, Sun Dog, The Lyric, Van Gogh's Ear
Prizes Won: 
FIRST PERSON QUEER won a Lambda Literary Award for Best Anthology and a Gold Medal in the Gay Books category of Independent Publisher Book Award. PoMoSEXUALS: CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT GENDER AND SEXUALITY won a Lambda Literary Award. THE FUTURE IS QUEER won a Spectrum Award. IGUAL QUE ELLOS/JUST LIKE THEM was chosen by International Board of Books for Young People for Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities 2013. ¿LEES UN LIBRO CONMIGO? was chosen by International Board of Books for Young People for Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities 2007. NO HAY NADA COMO EL ORIGINAL was chosen by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany for the White Ravens 2005. Rhysling Award for Poetry in 2002.

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Jewish, G/L/B/T
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
New York
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Last updated: Jan 09, 2015