Brian Malloy is the activist and award-winning author of After Francesco,The Year of Ice, Brendan Wolf, and Twelve Long Months. The recipient of an ALA Alex Award and the Minnesota Book Award, his novels have been shortlisted for The Violet Quill Award and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT fiction. As an early employee of the Minnesota AIDS Project, Malloy helped organize the state's first AIDS Walk in 1988 and has remained an engaged member of the community. He received his MFA from the University of Minnesota and currently teaches creative writing in Minneapolis. Visit him at MalloyWriter.com.