Joan Alden

Fiction Writer

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 & Prizes

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)
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Nominated for Llambda Literary Award for Letting in the Night.

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Birmingham, MI
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Last update: Feb 16, 2016