Ken Harvey has recently completed a memoir ("A Passionate Engagement") about the same-sex battle in the United States that The Boston Sunday Globe hailed as "MOVING"and "POWERFUL." His collection of stories, "If You Were With Me Everything Would Be All Right," was the winner of the "Violet Quill Award" for best new gay fiction. It was also listed as "a book if note" by the Lambda Literary Review and was a #3 bestseller on the insideout.com book club. The book has been translated into Italian. Ken lives in Boston and Toronto.
A Passionate Engagement is both a love story and a story of political activism. In this remarkable memoir, Ken Harvey (award-winning author of If You Were With Me Everything Would Be All Right) reveals his own experience of coming out as a gay man, of meeting and falling in love with the man who would become his husband, and of growing into a social and political activist.
These are stories which deal with the lives of gay men. However, their spark comes from the mixing of gay and straight worlds. Harvey's compassionate eye is clearly at work as he examines the pains and joys, the tensions and laughter encountered by human beings every day of their lives. This collection won the Violet Quill Award for Best New Gay Fiction of the Year.