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Christopher Kelly

You’d think a movie critic might relish passing thumbs-up, thumbs-down judgments on all the latest flicks, but for Fort Worth–based writer-at-large Christopher Kelly, that’s the least interesting part of his job. “Movies and TV and celebrities are more than entertainment,” says the Staten Island native. “I like to figure out how they relate to life and the place they take within culture.” The former film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Kelly’s work has also appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Chicago Tribune, Slate, Film Comment, and many other publications. His debut novel, A Push and a Shove, was published by Alyson Books and won the 2008 Lambda Literary Foundation award for Best Debut Novel. His favorite movies, in no particular order, are A Hard Day’s Night, All That Jazz, The Silence of the Lambs, and Nashville.

Source: http://www.texasmonthly.com/contributor/christopher-kelly-0

Further Readings:

A Push and a Shove: A Novel by Christopher Kelly
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Alyson Books (September 1, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1593500483
ISBN-13: 978-1593500481
Amazon: A Push and a Shove: A Novel

A mesmerizing debut novel of vengeance.

Tortured by memories of being bullied all through school, Ben Reilly sets out to finally put his demons to rest. Although Terrence O’Connor, the beautiful boy who was his tormentor, is now a successful writer in Manhattan, he is also a man searching out his own identity. As Ben and Terrence form an unlikely friendship, hidden motives and long-kept secrets bubble to the surface. Does Ben realize he’s fallen in love with Terrence? And can Terrence admit to his own confused feelings? Darkly disturbing and brilliantly written, here is a chilling depiction of the once-victim who unwittingly becomes the bully.

More Spotlights at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels

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