Barry Graham
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Barry Graham is an author, journalist and blogger whose novels have received international acclaim and whose reporting has helped more than one corrupt politician leave office. He has written for a wide diversity of magazines and newspapers, including Harper’s, Flaunt, Parabola, Las Vegas Life, The Arizona Republic and Scotland on Sunday.

Born and dragged up in Glasgow, Scotland, he has traveled widely and is currently based in the U.S. His previous occupations include boxing and grave-digging. He is also a Zen monk, and serves as the Abbot of The Sitting Frog Zen Center. He has witnessed two executions in Florence, Arizona, at the invitation of the prisoners. His account of his experiences reporting on the death penalty, “Why I Watch People Die,” won a FOLIO Silver Medal in the Best Single Article category in 2008.

Barry Graham’s novels include The Book of Man (chosen by the American Library Association as one of the best books of 1995), How Do You Like Your Blue-Eyed Boy?, Of Darkness and Light and Before. His stories have been published in the anthologies Phoenix Noir, Suspect Device and Intoxication, and his poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.

In 2009, the French magazine Transfuge named Barry Graham one of the great “post-realist” authors. A collection of his fiction and nonfiction, Regardes Les Hommes Mourir, will be published in French by 13th Note Editions in the summer of 2011.  At the same time, his novel The Wrong Thing will be published in America and the U.K. by Switchblade Press. He recently completed a new novel, When It All Comes Down To Dust, and is at work on a book of his Zen teachings,  Kill Your Self: Life After Ego. He is collaborating with French artist Vince Larue on a graphic novel, Dark Heat.