JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Larry Benjamin, author of “Damaged Angels”
“Damaged Angels” is my first collection of short fiction. The stories give voice to the invisible, the damaged: the drug addicts and hustlers, the mentally ill and the sick and the questioning and the men who fall in love with them.
Often dark, always lyrical and evocative, these stories are the stories of those who color, and love, outside the lines.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Damaged Angels”?
Larry Benjamin: In the acknowledgements, I wrote”…to all the men and boys who inspired these stories—you gave your all. I hope I gave as much.” And that really was my inspiration—the men and boys I’ve met along the way. In some cases they were friends, in others, just casual acquaintances, in one instance it was my brother and some were much, much more to me. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Larry Benjamin, author of Damaged Angels