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Gary Goshgarian, a professor of English, teaches fiction writing, science fiction, horror fiction, and modern bestsellers. Under his pen name Gary Braver, he is the author of eight novels including medical thriller, Flashback, winner of a Massachusetts Honor Book Award. His novels have been translated into seven languages, and three have been optioned for movies, including Elixir by Ridley Scott. His recent short fiction has appeared in Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can’t Put Down, ed., Clive Cussler (Mira, 2010) and Best New England Crime Stories (Level Best Books, 2016). His nonfiction has appeared variously, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Writer Magazine. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and a charter member of the International Thriller Writers.
He has taught fiction-writing workshops throughout the United States as well as in Europe. In addition to his novels, he is the author of five popular college writing textbooks. He holds a BS in physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which recently honored him with the Robert H. Goddard Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement.
Published under the pseudonym Gary Braver:
- Tunnel Vision (Forge Books/ Macmillan, 2011)
- Skin Deep (Forge, 2008)
- Flashback (Forge, 2005), winner of the 2006 Massachusetts Honor Book Award
- Gray Matter (Forge, 2003)
- Elixir (Forge, 2000)
Published under his own name:
- The Stone Circle (Penguin, 1997)
- Rough Beast (Penguin, 1995)
- Atlantis Fire (Dial Press/Dell, 1980)
- “Acceptance Speech,” [Gary Braver, pen name], Red Dawn: Best New England Crime Stories, Level Best Books, 2015.
- “Ghost Writer,” in Thriller 2, ed. Clive Cussler (Mira Books, 2009).
- Exploring Language, 14th edition (Pearson, 2016)
- Dialogues: An Argument Rhetoric and Reader with Kathleen Krueger, 8th edition (Pearson, 2015)
- The Contemporary Reader, 11th edition (Pearson, 2012)
- Exploring Language, 13th edition (Longman Publishers, 2011)
- Dialogues: An Argument Rhetoric and Reader with Kathleen Krueger, 7th edition (Longman, 2011)
- Dialogue as Argument: A Concise Guide (Longman, 2011)
- What Matters in America (Longman, 2011)
- The Contemporary Reader, 10th edition (Longman, 2010)
- Readings for Today (Longman, 2008)
- An Anthology of Modern Horror Fiction (Kendall-Hunt, 1993)
- “Recollections Among the Dead,” Dead in Good Company: A Celebration of Mount Auburn
Cemetery, ed. John Harrison & Kim Nagy, Ziggy Owl Press, Boston, 2015.
Awards and Honors
- Robert H. Goddard Award for Professional Achievement (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), 2014
- Excellence in Teaching Award, Massachusetts Honor Book Award for Fiction (Flashback)
PRIMITIVE, a forthcoming Gary Braver novel
SERVED COLD, a forthcoming Gary Braver novel