ANDREA LAWLOR, MACKENZI LEE, and CHARLES-RICE GONZALEZ, join moderator CAROLINE LINDEN for a Pride Month Author Panel at the main branch of the Boston Public Library.
ANDREA LAWLOR teaches writing, edits fiction for Fence, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs. Their writing has appeared in various literary journals including Ploughshares, Mutha, the Millions, jubilat, the Brooklyn Rail, Faggot Dinosaur, and Encyclopedia, Vol. II. Their publications include a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016), and a novel, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl (Rescue Press, 2017).
MACKENZI LEE holds a B.A. in History and an M.F.A. from Simmons College in writing for Children and Young Adults. Her debut novel, This Monstrous Thing, won the PEN-New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award. Her second book, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue, was a New York Times Bestseller, an ABA Bestseller, earned five starred reviews, a #1 Indie Next Pick, and was awarded a 2018 Stonewall Book Award Honor and the New England Book Award.
CHARLES-RICE GONZALEZ, born in Puerto Rico and reared in the Bronx, is a writer, long-time LGBTQ activist, co-founder of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and an Assistant Professor at Hostos Community College. He received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College. His debut novel, Chulito (Magnus 2011), has received awards and recognitions from the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Book Critics Circle, and he co-edited the anthology From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction (Tincture 2011). He’s the chair of the board for The Bronx Council on the Arts and The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.
Panel moderator CAROLINE LINDEN, author of All’s Fair in Love and Scandal, earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer code before turning to writing historical romance.