Ellis Avery

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Ellis Avery is an American writer.[1] She has won two Stonewall Book Awards, in 2008 for her debut novel The Teahouse Fire[2] and in 2013 for her second novel The Last Nude.[3] The Teahouse Fire also won a Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Debut Fiction and an Ohioana Library Fiction Award in 2007.

An out lesbian, she teaches creative writing at Columbia University.[4] She previously taught creative writing at the University of California at Berkeley.[5]



  1. ^ "A Conversation with Ellis Avery". Lambda Literary Foundation, March 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Avery, Doty Win 2008 Stonewall Book Awards, GLBTRT Announces". US Fed News, January 14, 2008.
  3. ^ "2013 Stonewall Book Awards Announced". American Libraries, January 29, 2013.
  4. ^ "A Passionate Portrait of an Artist and Her Muse". NPR, December 31, 2011.
  5. ^ "THE TEAHOUSE FIRE: Stonewall Award".

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