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Kergan Edwards-Stout

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in Long Beach, CA, The United States




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Kergan Edwards-Stout is an award-winning director and author, whose debut novel, SONGS FOR THE NEW DEPRESSION, won the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the LGBTQ category, was shortlisted in the same category for the Independent Literary Awards, and landed on multiple "Best Books of the Year" lists. His new collection of holiday-themed short stories, GIFTS NOT YET GIVEN, will be published in fall 2013. His work has appeared in a number of publications, including Huffington Post, Bilerico Project, LGBTQ Nation, American Short Fiction, and the health magazine SexVibe. He has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign as a “2011 Father of the Year”, and blogs regularly at Currently, he is at work on a mem ...more

To readers both new and old, my sincere thanks for stopping by. This has been one crazy year for me and my family, as we moved to a new state, encountering a great deal of unexpected turmoil along the way. Thus, I haven’t been actively writing, needing time, solace, and healing, but that is about […]

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Average rating: 4.10 · 111 ratings · 55 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Songs for the New Depression

4.18 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Gifts Not Yet Given

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Gifts Not Yet Given

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Letters to My Bully

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012
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Gifts Not Yet Given by Kergan Edwards-Stout
"Following the success of his stunning debut novel, "Songs For The New Depression,: author Kergan Edwards-Stout returns with an anthology of short stories called "Gifts Not Yet Given." And it is another page-turner from this talented scribe.

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""Very Thought Provoking Adult Short Stories"

Now with fall arriving and soon the exciting holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, it's a time to share memories. Renowned Author Kergan Edwards-Stout shares with us his stimulating sh..." Read more of this review »
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"GIFTS NOT YET GIVEN: And Other Tales of the Holidays is a beautiful compilation of 14 short stories all centered around special occasions and the holidays. The stories are touching and unexpected and as a whole they are a feast for the senses.

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“...flaky, crisp, layered, and multi-textured. Which was me. Sweet and sour. Soft and crisp. I discovered that these varied elements, that for so long had seemed at odds, were actually complementary.”
Kergan Edwards-Stout, Songs for the New Depression

“...I believe that God requires nothing of us. There is no entrance fee or requirement for participation. He is there already, inside each of us, if only we'd stop and listen.”
Kergan Edwards-Stout, Songs for the New Depression

“Upon reflection, I realize that your image of me right now might be a bit skewed. Actually, kind of fucked. I am neither a nihilist, inordinately depressed, nor jaded. Though I can be and have been all of the above, and fully expect to be again.”
Kergan Edwards-Stout, Songs for the New Depression

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