Gary Goshgarian known by his pen name Gary Braver is an English professor at Northeastern University (Boston), United States, where he teaches courses in science fiction, modern bestsellers, horror fiction, and fiction writing.
He is the editor of six college writing textbooks with Longman Publishers as well as editor of the short fiction horror anthology Horrorscape (1993).
His books have been translated into seven languages, and three have been optioned for movies. He is the only writer to have three books simultaneously listed on the top-10 highest customer-rated thrillers on Amazon.com. New York Times bestselling author, Tess Gerritsen, names Gary Braver as "one of the best thriller writers in America".
Before teaching at Northeastern, Braver was a physicist at Raytheon Co. He has a degree in physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an M.A. in English from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Under his own name and his pen name, Gary Braver, he is an award-winning and bestselling author of eight science thrillers.
Under his real name Gary Goshgarian, he published his first three, Atlantis Fire, Rough Beast and The Stone Circle. Under the pen name Gary Braver, he published Elixir (2000); Gray Matter (2002); Flashback (the only thriller to have won a Massachusetts Book Award for fiction from the Massachusetts Center for the Book (2006); and Skin Deep (2008).
Braver’s most recent novel Tunnel Vision (2010) centers on a Boston graduate student who gets involved in a secret project involving near-death experience. The book was named one of the "best books of the summer" by WGBH's The Emily Rooney Show and was profiled on WCVB TV's Chronicle. Ray Bradbury called the book "a wonderfully frightening and insightful tale".
- As Gary Goshgarian
- Atlantis Fire
- Rough Beast
- The Stone Circle
- As Gary Braver
- Elixir (2000)
- Gray Matter (2002)
- Flashback (2006)
- Skin Deep (2008)
- Tunnel Vision (2010)
- Interview regarding Elixir, formerly at the website of the zine Wigglefish. The zine is now defunct, but the interview has been archived at Braver's official site]
- Bookreporter: Roberta O'Hara review of Gray Matter
- Journal Transformations: Excerpt from Gray Matter
- Bookreporter: Interview regarding Gray Matter
- Bookreporter: Roberta O'Hara review of Flashback
- Massachusetts Centre for the Book: Reading and Discussion Guide for Flashback
- Gary Braver webite
- Northeastern University website: Gary Goshgarian Faculty Profile
- Interview and biography by Joan Killough-Miller in the journal Transformations