Charlie Vazquez is the Cubano-Nuyorican author of novels, screenplays, short stories, articles and essays. He is included in the academic essay anthology Queer and Catholic and will finish his second novel Contraband in 2008. He performed in experimental, electronic and punk bands in Portland, Oregon and has lived in Southern California and BajaMexico. He is the assistant to diva-chanteuse Diamanda Galás, in New York City. He contributes to the Village Voice’s Naked City blog and hosts a monthly reading series called “Freaks Read” at Nowhere, in the East Village.
Charlie's first novel "Buzz and Israel" was published by FireKingPress in 2004 and his fiction collection "Business as Unusual" can be purchased by contacting him at firekingpress (at) yahoo.com.
2003 Angelic Snot, Straight? 2, Alyson Books
2005 Buzz and Israel, Fireking Press
2006 Interiors, Best Gay Love Stories: NYC, Alyson Books
2006 Three Days, Dreck Magazine
2007 Juego de Pelota, Fastballs, Alyson Books
2008 Presión Bajo Gracia, Queer and Catholic anthology, Taylor and Francis
2008 Rushing Tide of Sanity, Best Gay Erotica 2008, Cleis Press
2008 Business as Unusual
"Business as Usual"
"This Bronx boy weaves some fantastic tales that reveal the influence the punk subculture of the 80's had on him. The two novellas and three short stories (written in New York City, California, Baja Mexico and Oregon), reveal underground queer Latino cultures that function parallel to what is known as mainstream and what happens when they intersect. The stories in the book draw you into these worlds and when you're done, you're left with a sort of hangover, with flashes of what you've just read coming back at you."
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