Novelist and essayist Christopher Bram is the author of, among others,
"Surprising Myself," "Almost History," "Gossip," "The Notorious Dr. August: His Real Life and Crimes," "Lives of the Circus Animals," and "Exiles in America." His 1995 novel, "Father of Frankenstein," was made into the film "Gods and Monsters."
Bram, who was made a Guggenheim Fellow in 2001, is a multiple nominee for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction, having won for "Lives of the Circus Animals." In 2003, he received the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from Publishing Triangle. In 2013, his book "Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America" won the organization's Randy Shilts Award. He lives in Greenwich Village and teaches at New York University.