A native of New Orleans, William Sterling Walker writes fiction that has appeared in such magazines as modern words, Harrington Gay Men's Literary Quarterly and The James White Review. His work has also been anthologized in Best American Gay Fiction, Vol. 2, edited by Brian Bouldrey, and Fresh Men, edited by Don Weise and selected by Edmund White. A memoir appeared in the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology, Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories, edited by Patrick Merla. He wrote the biographical entries on poet James Merrill and film director Douglas Sirk for The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives. He has written for many publications, including the Boston Book Review and Publisher's Weekly. Mr. Walker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The University of New Orleans and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College. He resides in Brooklyn, New York.