Nahshon Anderson

New York, NY 10116

Author's Bio

Nahshon D. Anderson is a writer and an emerging screenwriter. They attended California State University, Los Angeles. At age 19, Nahshon survived an attempted murder, which inspired the short manuscript, "Shooting Range," which won a 2014 BRIO Award from Bronx Council on Arts. They are a contributing writer in several anthologies and literary journals including the Lambda Literary Review. Nahshon is a New York State Council on The Arts grants advisory panelist and a former Scholastic Art & Writing and Lambda Literary Awards Juror. Nahshon's courageous debut memoir "Shooting Range" is currently being shopped around for a publishing deal.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies: 
Bronx Memoir Project
(Bronx Council on the Arts, 2014)
, Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices From the Gay Bars
(Flashpoint Productions, 2017)
Journals: 
Cold Creek Review, Prose & Lore: Memoir Stories About Sex Work
Prizes Won: 
2014 BRIO Award from Bronx Council on Arts

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Los Angeles County, CA
Raised in: 
Altadena, Pasadena & Los Angeles, CA
work_excerpt: 
"Quick N Shine" "I hated knowing Khalif spent his last days alone, in excruciating agony. The new last image of him holding a 357 Glock to his left temple and pulling the trigger while the bullet exited his right lobe, began melding with my own images of Ricky ramming his 380 in my mouth that he shot me with on July 4th of 1997, while laughingly asking if I had ever been to a shooting range. If Khalif was as sick as Gina stated, then I could understand how suicide was a viable solution to himself."
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Last updated: Nov 12, 2018