Bill Konigsberg


Bill Konigsberg

Author of Honestly Ben, The Porcupine of Truth, Openly Straight and Out of the Pocket

Bio: Bill Konigsberg's dream job is writing fiction. He is also the Assistant Professor of Practice at the Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University, where he coordinates and teaches in the Your Novel Year online certificate program. Bill lives in just outside of Phoenix with his longtime partner, Chuck. They have two Australian Labradoodles who complete them. 

Upon graduating from Columbia University in 1994, Bill become known internationally for simulating out the remainder of that year’s strike-shortened baseball season and writing about it for various publications. Coverage of his simulated season was seen on NBC World News Tonight, Dateline NBC, CNN, and more. As an openly gay guy working in sports, he spoke at countless venues across the country on what it’s like to be a gay person in the world of sports. He has written for The New York Times, New York Daily News, North Jersey Herald and News and Denver Post, to name a few. His work has also appeared in Out Magazine. 

Website: billkonigsberg.com
Bill's Twitter: @billkonigsberg
Awards: Openly Straight (Sid Fleischman Award for Humor; TAYSHAS Reading List, 2014) 

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