David Swatling was a 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalist for his debut novel Calvin’s Head. He grew up in New York, studied theatre, and escaped to Amsterdam in 1985. He produced arts and culture documentaries for Radio Netherlands and is three-time winner of the NLGJA Excellence in Journalism Award, among other international honors. His short story “Poets’ Walk” appeared in the UK magazine Chase the Moon. He has contributed to online publications such as Chelsea Station and The Big Thrill.