Bronx-born wordsmith Larry Benjamin is the author of the allegorical novella, Vampire Rising, the gay novels, Unbroken, and What Binds Us and the short story collection Damaged Angels. He considers himself less a writer than a wordsmith—an artist whose chosen medium is the written word rather than clay or paint or bronze.
His novel, Unbroken was a 2014 Lambda Literary Award finalist.
His short story collection, Damaged Angels, was a 2013 Rainbow Award Runner-Up in the Gay Contemporary General Fiction category.
Larry is a writer of gay-affirming stories of love, grit, passion, and family. His characters are determined to find their place in the world; if they cannot find a place, they make a place. Even when their lives aren't perfect, it's never because they're gay but because they're human. And like all humans they often suffer the consequences of ego and bad judgment.
Larry believes life is a series of starts and stops, beginnings and endings, and that sometimes it is in an ending we find our beginning. He tries to reflect those beliefs in his writing.
He lives in the East Falls section of Philadelphia with Stanley, his husband and their two dogs.