About the Author
A native of Charleston, Harlan Greene is an award-winning novelist, archivist, and historian. He has served as Assistant Director of the South Carolina Historical Society, Director of the North Carolina Preservation Consortium, Archivist of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston, and is now Scholar in Residence at the College’s Addlestone Library. His novels include Why We Never Danced the Charleston, the Lambda Literary Award winner What the Dead Remember and the Lambda-nominated The German Officer’s Boy. He lectures frequently and has published books and essays on various aspects of Charleston history. A certified tour guide, he chairs the city’s Historical Commission. He manages the South Carolina LGBTQ Oral History, Archives and Outreach Project at the College of Charleston. He is married to Jonathan Ray.