Kirk Read


Kirk Read is the author of How I Learned to Snap, a memoir about being openly gay in a small southern high school during the late 1980s. He grew up in Lexington, Virginia, the birthplace of Pat Robertson and home to Virginia Military Institute, which schooled three generations of his family. He now lives in San Francisco and writes for a variety of publications including Out, Genre, Christopher Street, and QSF. How I Learned to Snap was named a 2002 ALA Honor Book.

Best Gay Erotica 2004

"Consistently outstanding." -- Lambda Book Report

"Full of surprises." -- Bay Area Reporter