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Michael McDowell (June 1, 1950 - December 27, 1999)

Michael McDowell was an American novelist and screenwriter. He received a B.A. and an M.A. from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in English from Brandeis University in 1978. Stephen King once described him as "the finest writer of paperback originals in America today". McDowell's life partner of 30 years was the theatre historian and director Laurence Senelick. McDowell died in 1999 in Boston from AIDS-related illness. His unfinished novel Candles Burning was "completed" by Tabitha King, and published in 2006.  "I am a commercial writer and I'm proud of that", he said in the book Faces of Fear in 1985. "I am writing things to be put in the bookstore next month. I think it is a mistake to try to write for the ages.” McDowell collaborated with his close friend Dennis Schuetz in writing four mysteries starring Daniel Valentine and Clarisse Lovelace, Vermillion, Cobalt, Slate, and Canary, under the pseudonym Nathan Aldyne. They are light mysteries set in and around Boston and Provincetown. Daniel is a gay social worker turned bartender and Clarisse is a straight real estate agent and later a lawyer. Descriptions of the contemporary gay scene and its problems are lively and colorful.

Timeline & Places:

• June 1, 1950: born.

• 1970s: attended Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, Stati Uniti

• 1978: attended Brandeis University, 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, Stati Uniti

• December 27, 1999: died.

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer Massachusetts: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979626898
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