Martin Hyatt, a Louisiana native, received the ALA Stonewall Honor Book Award for his novels A Scarecrow’s Bible and Beautiful Gravity. He is also the recipient of the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and an Edward Albee Fellowship. He has been a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley, the Violet Quill, and two Lambda Literary Awards. His shorter works have appeared in various anthologies, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Electric Literature. He currently lives in New York City.