Popping up first, because I’m fairly shamelessly stealing this format from him… ‘Nathan Burgoine! You might know him as that guy with the apostrophe in an unexpected place. I know him as the guy who always writes the best story in anthologies I’m also in. Somehow that isn’t annoying though, because – as I’m sure plenty of others will attest – he’s also the Nicest Man In Queer Lit (TM). Seriously: I’m an enormous fan. I loved his Lammy-finalist debut novel, Light, and I’ve yet to read a story of his that I haven’t fallen a little bit in love with. (My favourite, for the record, is ‘Psychometry of Snow’, which you can read for free on the Lethe blog.) He also pops up in my Threesome anthology with a story involving chocolate and hot sex. Do I need to say more? Probably most importantly, this week is also release week for his new novel, Triad Blood, which you should go nosy around right. this. minute.
‘Nathan Burgoine grew up a reader and studied literature in university while making a living as a bookseller. His first novel, Light, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. A cat lover, ‘Nathan managed to fall in love and marry Daniel, who is a confirmed dog person. Their ongoing “cat or dog” détente ended with the rescue of a six year old husky named Coach. They live in Ottawa, Canada, where socialized health care and gay marriage have yet to cause the sky to cave in.
(And if you fancy hearing a bit more from ‘Nathan, he popped up being interviewed by Steve Berman at SF Signal’s Galaxy Q this week.)