Trebor Healey

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Gender Male
Introduction Trebor Healey is the recipient of a Lambda Literary award (MidCareer Novelist Award) and two Publishing Triangle awards (Ferro-Grumley Fiction Award). He is the author of three novels (Through It Came Bright Colors, which won the FG award in 2004, A Horse Named Sorrow, which won the FG award in 2014, and Faun), a book of poetry (Sweet Son of Pan), and three short story collections - A Perfect Scar & Other Stories, Eros & Dust and the just-released Falling. He co-edited Beyond Definition: New Gay and Lesbian Writing from San Francisco (with Marci Blackman) as well as Queer & Catholic (with Amie Evans). As a journalist focusing on the immigration/refugee crisis, his work has appeared in Capital and Main and Newsweek. ( He teaches creative writing workshops through UCLA, does grant research and fundraising around economic justice issues, and is involved with several Central American refugee relief organizations, for which he raises money and provides support when he is in Mexico.
Interests Spanish language (Trebor has lived in Mexico, Argentina and Chile for extended periods), mountain wilderness backpacking, youth reading development, working with refugee children, art and film, writing and reading, research and in-depth study of political, literary, artistic and historical material regarding Latin America. Immigration Activism (
Favorite Movies Nicholas Roeg, Andrei Tarkovsky, Federico Fellini, Wim Wenders, Terrence Malick
Favorite Music World, Folk, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Huapango, Tango
Favorite Books Roberto Bolaño, Angela Carter, Jorge Luis Borges, Jeanette Winterson, Michel Tournier, Tom Spanbauer, Louise Erdrich, George Orwell, Rumi, Ranier Maria Rilke, Pablo Neruda, Yehuda Amichai, Adonis, Cesar Vallejo, Juan Ramon Jimenez, Federico Garcia Lorca, Shinkichi Takahashi (