Bill Konigsberg

Author: Bill Konigsberg

Profile: Bill Konigsberg is an award winning American author who is popularly known for his LGBT novels. He is born in New York City. Bill Konigsberg’s genre is LGBT and Young Adult. His most notable works are Openly Straight and the Porcupine of Truth. He lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with his husband and their Australian Labradoodles, Mabel and Buford.  Konigsberg was a sports writer before becoming a fiction writer as well as editor for The Associated Press and

Writing style: Bill Konigsberg is well known for his LGBT related novels.

Published Tex Bibliography

2008 – Out of the Pocket

2013 – Openly Straight

2015 – The Porcupine of Truth

2016 – Honestly Ben

2019 – The Music of What Happens

2020 – The Bridge


Awards and Acknowledgements:

2008 – Lambda Literary Award in the LGBT Children’s/Young Adult category (Out of the Pocket)

Strong positive review in the New York Times (Openly Straight)

Starred reviews from The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books and Booklist (Openly Straight)

Won the Sid Fleischman Award for humor (Openly Straight)

Finalist for the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award (Openly Straight)

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list for 2014 (Openly Straight)

The Texas Library Association’s Tayshas List (Openly Straight)

American Library Association Rainbow List (Openly Straight)

Nominated for the Georgia Peach Award (Openly Straight)

Won the Stonewall Book Award (Porcupine of Truth)

Won the PEN Centre USA Literary Award (Porcupine of Truth)

GLAAD Media Award (article entitled ‘Sports World Still a Struggle for Gays’

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Two starred reviews were received by ‘The Music of What Happens’ released in 2019.  ‘The Bridge’ his next novel is due for releases in the fall of 2020.

The Bill Konigsberg Award for Acts and Activism for Equity and Inclusion through Young Adult Literature has been established by The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)’s Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN)