Alan Lessik

California, United States

Member Since: 01/03/2018

Alan Lessik is a writer, a zen practitioner, amateur figure skater, and LGBT activist and non-profit leader. His debut novel, The Troubleseeker, was a finalist for the Publishing Triangle's 2017 LGBTQ Fiction Award.  His non-fiction works include essays and news articles published in Lambda Literary, Advocate, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Frontiers. His contribution to KQED Radio Perspectives, “Judge Not His Death” was one of the most commented on in 2014.



Twitter Username: @alanlessik


  • The Troubleseeker , Chelsea Station Editions (September 2016)


  • 2017 LGBTQ Fiction Award Finalist(2017)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Change from Prescott College
  • Master of Arts in Social Change and Development from Johns Hopkins University--SAIS

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