John Whittier Treat lives in Seattle. He has published short stories in Jonathan and the QDA: Queer Disability Anthology, and has work included in the recent anthology of Washington State poets, Washington 129 (Sage Hill Press, 2017). In 2015 Big Table Publishing issued his novel, The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House, about the early years of the HIV epidemic in the Pacific Northwest. It was a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Foundation Prize for Best Gay Fiction. His opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and Out magazine. His latest book is The Rise and Fall of Modern Japanese Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2018). His new novel, First Consonants, is the story of a stutterer who saves the world. It will be published by Jaded Ibis Press n 2022. www.johnwhittiertreat.com.

Other Works

  • Maid Service


Awards and Recognition

  • Christopher Hewitt Prize for Fiction