As a groundbreaking multi-media producer, author and editor, Marilyn Jaye Lewis has been interviewed on syndicated radio, Internet radio, cable television, and Canadian syndicated television. Her work was highlighted on HBO and received critical recognition in Entertainment Weekly, the popular American entertainment magazine. She is the author of the critically acclaimed modern erotic fiction classic, Neptune & Surf. Called "a sensational debut" by The Guardian newspaper in London, Neptune & Surf was also selected as one of The Guardian ‘s Top Ten Summer Reads for 1999.
She is co-editor of the international top-selling art book, The Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography. Her short stories and novellas have appeared in numerous anthologies in the United States and Europe and have won many citations and awards, including the New Century Writers Award and finalist in the William Faulkner Writing Competition. To date, her work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, German, and Japanese.
As editor, Lewis's anthologies include the controversial Zowie! It's Yaoi! Western Girls Write Hot Stories of Boys' Love (Thunder's Mouth Press 2006), and Stirring Up A Storm: Tales of the Sensual, the Sexual, and the Erotic, (Thunder's Mouth Press 2005) -- nominated for 3 Pushcart Prizes for Short Fiction and featuring short fiction by the film actress Selma Blair, and such award-winning authors as Dorothy Allison, Joyce Carol Oates and Margaret Atwood.
Upon publication, her recent collection of LGBT memoirs, Entangled Lives (Alyson Books July 2007), was a front page feature on SMITHmagazine.com and was nominated for a 2007 Lambda Literary Award. Her upcoming novels include Twilight of the Immortal, Freak Parade, A Killing on Mercy Road, and the memoir Manhattan, Mon Amour.
Jean Genet, Gore Vidal, Hunter S. Thompson, Frank O'Hara, Jim Carroll, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Truman Capote, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Dennis Cooper, James Joyce, Patti Smith, Franz Kafka, E.B. White, Rosemary Daniell, Dorothy Allison, Virginia Woolf, Hubert Selby, Jr., Oscar Hijuelos.
Twilight of the Immortal (novel); Manhattan, Mon Amour (memoir). Plus numerous short-story anthologies in the USA, Italy, and France.
The Columbus International Film & Video Festival
The Film Council of Greater Columbus, Columbus, OH
The Adrienne Shelley Foundation, NY, NY
Paralyzed Veterans of America, Washington, DC...
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