Gary Braver

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Gary Goshgarian, better known by his pen name Gary Braver, is the author of nine thrillers and mysteries.

Goshgarian is an assistant professor of English at Northeastern University in Boston.[1] He has taught fiction-writing workshops throughout the United States and Europe. He is the author of five college writing textbooks with Pearson Education.

Early life[edit]

Goshgarian was born in Hartford, CT. He earned a degree in physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.[2] WPI awarded him the Robert H. Goddard Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement in 2014.[2]

Goshgarian decided he wanted to write when he finished college, and went on to the University of Connecticut where he received an MA in English, followed by a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[2]

Writing career[edit]

Goshgarian wrote three novels under his own name before writing the next six under his pseudonym, Gary Braver. "Braver" is a translation of the name of Goshgarian's paternal grandfather (Garabed Markarian).[citation needed]

Several of his novels have a biomedical slant including Elixir, Gray Matter, and Flashback, which won the Massachusetts Honor Book Award for Fiction in 2006.[3][better source needed] Other novels have archaeological themes, including Atlantis Fire and The Stone Circle.

His book Choose Me, a murder mystery co-authored with Tess Gerritsen, was published in July 2021.[4][5]


  1. ^ Gregorian, Alin K. "Goshgarian's Latest Book Gets the Power of Amazon Behind it". The Armenian Mirror-Spectator. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Robert H. Goddard Award" (PDF). Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 30 May 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Baker, Anne (11 October 2006). "English professor wins book award". The Huntington News. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Tess Gerritsen Still Prefers to Read Books the Old-Fashioned Way, on Paper". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  5. ^ Tom Nolan (10 July 2021). "This Week: Choose Me". The Wall Street Journal. p. C10.

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