Wordsmith. Writer. Author. Larry Benjamin.

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Words, You See, Are the Thing

About Larry



Bronx-born wordsmith and award-winning author, Larry Benjamin considers himself less a writer than an artist whose chosen medium is the written word rather than clay or paint or bronze. His passion is words.

Larry new novella, Vampire Rising, is set to be released Summer 2015.

His semi-autobiographical novel, Unbroken, is both a 2014 Lambda Literary finalist, and a 2014 IPPY (Independent Publishers Book Award) Gold medalist. Damaged Angels, a collection of short stories, first published by Bold Strokes Books in October 2012 (electronic edition), with a paperback edition published in 2013 by Beaten Track, is a 2013 Rainbow Award Runner-Up in the Gay Contemporary General Fiction category. His debut novel, What Binds Us, was released by Carina Press in March 2012.

Larry is a writer of gay-affirming stories of love, grit, passion, and family.  His characters are determined to find their place in the world; if they cannot find a place, they make a place. Even when their lives aren't perfect, it's never because they’re gay but because they're human.  And like all humans they often suffer the consequences of ego and bad judgment.

Larry believes life is a series of starts and stops, beginnings and endings, and that sometimes it is in an ending we find our beginning. He tries to reflect those beliefs in his writing.

Larry lives in  Philadelphia with Stanley, his husband, and their two rescue dogs.

Read his interviews and reviews of his books, here.


Larry's Favorite Books

 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The God in Flight  - Laura Argiri
The Inferno - Dante
Unmentionables - David Greene


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