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Thorn Kief Hillsbery is an American novelist. He is the author of War Boy and What We Do Is Secret , which was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. He was born in Portland, Oregon, and attended Evergreen State College. He currently lives in Manhattan, and teaches a creative writing workshop at Columbia University.

<i>War Boy</i> book by Thorn Kief Hillsbery

War Boy is the first novel by Kief Hillsbery, published in 2000 by Rob Weisbach Books, an imprint of William Morrow and Company.

<i>What We Do Is Secret</i> (novel) book by Thorn Kief Hillsbery

What We Do Is Secret is a novel by Thorn Kief Hillsbery, published by Villard in 2005.

Lambda Literary Award award for published works which celebrate or explore LGBT themes

Lambda Literary Awards, also known as the "Lammys", are awarded yearly by the U.S.-based Lambda Literary Foundation to published works which celebrate or explore LGBT themes. Categories include Humor, Romance and Biography. To qualify, a book must have been published in the United States in the year current to the award. The Lambda Literary Foundation states that its mission is "to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians – the whole literary community." The awards were instituted in 1988.


He is openly gay. [1]


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Villard, also known as Villard Books, is a publishing imprint of Random House, one of the largest publishing companies in the world. It was founded in 1983. Villard began as an independent imprint of Random House and is currently a sub-imprint of Ballantine Books, itself an imprint of Random House. It was named after a Stanford White brownstone mansion on Madison Avenue that was the home of Random House for twenty years.

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  1. "The Next Brokeback". The Advocate , May 9, 2006.