Anne Laughlin

Anne Laughlin

Anne Laughlin, also writing as Lesley Gowan, is the author of five books for Bold Strokes Books. A sixth will be published in fall 2017. She is a four-time winner of the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Goldie award (VeritasThe CollectorsRunaway, and The Acquittal). Three of her novels have been short-listed for the Lambda Literary Award. Two have been produced as audiobooks (The Collectors and The Acquittal).

Anne’s short fiction has appeared in a wide range of publications. Her story “It Only Occurred to Me Lately” was a finalist in the Saints & Sinners Short Fiction Contest. She has attended several residencies including Ragdale and The Vermont Studio Center. In 2008 she was named an Emerging Writer by the Lambda Literary Society, with a second designation in 2014.

Anne lives in her hometown of Chicago with her wife, Linda Braasch.


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