Alvin Orloff began writing as a teenage lyricist for legendary S.F. ‘70s punk band, The Blowdryers. He floundered through the following decades as a DJ, telemarketer, performance artist, college student, ‘zinester, busboy, and exotic dancer before settling down to the humble life of a bookstore clerk and novelist. He is the author of I Married An Earthling, an alien invasion/queer romance novel, and Gutter Boys, a New Wave anti-love story with ghosts, both on Manic D Press and available wherever obscure, whimsical, queer fiction is sold. He lives in the Mission and doggedly continues to write.
I'm indebted to a number of social satirists, but especially Tama Janowitz and Cintra Wilson. I've also borrowed literary strategies from a lot of foofy writers like Truman Capote, Patrick Dennis, and P.G. Wodehouse. And some of my acidity has probably rubbed off from Gary Indiana.
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The American Civil Liberties Union
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
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