Stephen Elliott is the author of five books including Happy Baby, a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lion Award as well as a best book of 2004 in Salon.com, Newsweek, New City Chicago, and the Village Voice. He is a contributing writer for The Believer, the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, the Village Voice, and McSweeney’s, and his work has been featured in Esquire, the New York Times, GQ, Best American Non-Required Reading, Best American Erotica, and Best Sex Writing 2006. Stephen Elliott lives in San Francisco. Visit him online at www.stephenelliott.com.
My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up
"Any true love story, if told with the urgency and animal intelligence of love, isn’t for the fainthearted. On every page of this profound, distilled work of art, Stephen Elliott wrestles with the unknown and unspoken essences of love, and articulates that unknown so beautifully, with such clear-eyed fearlessness — imagine a glass of pure water with one drop of blood hanging in its center, about to dissolve — then drink it and be transformed." — Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
"Stephen Elliott knocks my fishnet stockings off. His work is strange and really smart. And sad. And full of the tenderness that comes when you realize you are on your own in the world. This is alarming and terrific stuff." — Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife