Kergan Edwards-Stout

Author, 'Songs for the New Depression', 'Gifts Not Yet Given'

Kergan Edwards-Stout is an award-winning author whose debut novel, Songs for the New Depression, won the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the LGBTQ category, was shortlisted for the 2011 Independent Literary Awards, and was named one of the Top Books for 2012 by Out in Print, among others. His new book, Gifts Not Yet Given, is a collection of holiday short stories and will be released in October 2013. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Bilerico Project, and LGBTQ Nation. His greatest honor, however, was to have been named one of the Human Rights Campaign's 2011 Fathers of the Year, as his partner and children nominated him.