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Peter Gajdics

Peter Gajdics

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Peter Gajdics (pronounced “Guy-ditch”) is an award-winning writer whose essays, short memoir and poetry have appeared in Huffington Post, X-tra, Maclean's, The Advocate, New York Tyrant, The Gay and Lesbian Review / Worldwide, Cosmonauts Avenue, and Opium, among others. He is a recipient of several writers grants from Canada Council for the Arts (for non-fiction, fiction, and playwriting), a fellowship from The Summer Literary Seminars, and an alumni of Lambda Literary Foundation’s “Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices.” Peter's first book, “The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir,” was published May 16, 2017, and documents his six-year journey through and eventual recovery from a form of "conversion therapy" in British Columbia, Canada; the legal battle with his former psychiatrist; his complicated family history; and his attempts to reclaim his life—and, most especially, his truth. Peter lives and writes in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir. 2017, Brown Paper Press


Silver Medal in LGBT Nonfiction, Independent Publisher Book Awards for The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir, 2018
Winner, 500-word memoir contest, for “Crossing Styx” for Opium magazine, Brooklyn, NY., 2009
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