Books in Day’s local author roundup

Local authors release new tomes, The Day 02/26/2010

In Rick Koster’s roundup of books by local authors:

Our local writers have been busy – no doubt the bleak mid-winter affords plenty of time to wax inspirationally over a computer keyboard.

Here are some new publications from authors in the region. …

“Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey” by Ron J. Suresha (Routledge, 168 pages, $125) – This is a har[d]cover reissue – with new material – of the book nominated for the 2008 Lambda Awards for Excellence in Bisexual Literature.

Also a revised edition from Suresha: “Bears On Bears: Interviews and Discussion” (Lethe Press/Bear Bones, 328 pages, $25) – Five new interviews are included on this examination of a gay and bi men’s subculture.

Of course most of these books were not likely written during “the bleak mid-winter.” But it sounds romantic…

Author: Ron Suresha

Ron Jackson Suresha is an editor, anthologist, and writer. He is considered an authority on emergent queer masculinities, in particular the subcultures of gay and bi male Bears and of male bisexuality. For Ron's service to the bear community, he was named "Bear of the Year" 2008. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suresha attended the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1976-8), where he studied creative writing, and Vista College (Berkeley, Cal., 1989-92), where he studied American Sign Language. For more than two decades, he has worked as a freelance proofreader for trade book publishers such as Shambhala Publications. He was married in October 2004 to Rocco Russo. He is also a licensed Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, an ordained minister, ULC, and a member of the New London Green Party. Nonfiction works include Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions; Bi Men: Coming Out (coeditor, with Pete Chvany); Bisexual Perspectives on the Life and Work of Alfred C. Kinsey (editor). His latest book is The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero, published by Lethe Press.