Harlan Greene

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Harlan Greene
Born 1953
Charleston, South Carolina
Occupation novelist, historian, archivist
Nationality American
Period 1980s-present
Notable works What the Dead Remember, The German Officer's Boy

Harlan Greene (born June 19, 1953) is an American writer and historian. He has published both fiction and non-fiction works. He won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction for his 1991 novel What the Dead Remember.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1953 in Charleston, South Carolina,[1][2] Greene's parents were Holocaust survivors who moved to Charleston after World War II.[3]

Career[edit]

Greene is an author and historian.[3][4] He has published both fiction and non-fiction works.[4] He won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction for his 1991 novel What the Dead Remember,[2] and was nominated for the same award for his 2005 novel The German Officer's Boy.[5]

In addition to his writing, Greene has worked as an archivist for the College of Charleston,[6] including collecting materials relating to Jewish history in the Charleston region.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Openly gay, Greene spent several years living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in early adulthood, with his then-partner Olin Jolley.[7][3] Greene and Jolley are featured in the anthology Two Hearts Desire: Gay Couples on their Love, originally published in 1997, and republished in digital format in 2017.[8] Greene now lives in Charleston with his partner Jonathan Ray.[3]

Works[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emmanuel Sampath Nelson, Contemporary gay American novelists: a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook. Greenwood Press, 1993. ISBN 9780313280191. p. 172.
  2. ^ a b Sharon Malinowski, Gay & Lesbian Literature, Volume 1. St. James Press, 1994. ISBN 9781558621749. pp. 167, 475.
  3. ^ a b c d e Jameson Currier, "The Boy Who Started a War". The Jewish Daily Forward, May 6, 2005.
  4. ^ a b "Slave Tags Show Dark Glimpse of History". Associated Press, February 21, 2003.
  5. ^ "Lambda Literary Foundation Announces Finalists". Bookselling This Week, March 14, 2006.
  6. ^ "High-profile inmate a matter of course for Charleston brig". Knight Ridder Tribune News Service, June 13, 2002.
  7. ^ "Dr. Olin Jolley - 05 Aug 1996, Mon • Page 8". The Gaffney Ledger: 8. 1996. Retrieved 25 September 2017. 
  8. ^ Two Hearts Desire: Gay Couples on their Love Kindle Edition. Retrieved 22 September 2017.