Bio
Alan Bray, Contemporary Author of Fictio

Alan Bray was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1954. He studied at the University of Michigan and later at Wayne State University, working first as a professional musician and then as a clinical social worker.

 

After a move to Chicago in the 90s and a happy marriage, he continued a career in clinical social work. In 1997, he and his family moved to Hanover, New Hampshire, and he began to write fiction.

 

His first publication was A Variation in Temperature in 2009, followed by others, the most recent being Already She Was Root in 2016. In 2015, Bartleby Snopes Literary published a long short story, The Puppet's Tattered Clothes for their Flash Novel Series.

 

Bray’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and his story Refrain won Honorable Mention in Glimmertrain’s Fall 2016 Fiction Open Contest. His story The Porous Texture of Snow was long-listed for the 2019 Fish International Short Story Prize. He maintains that writing is a positive and intense pre-occupation. 

Contact Information

Alan Bray

al.bray.22@gmail.com

235 Etna Road

Etna, NH 03750

603.643.9711

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