Award-wining author Yorker Keith lives in Manhattan, New York City. He loves literature, theatre, classical music, opera, and art. He holds an MFA in creative writing from The New School. His literary works have been recognized four times in the William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition as a finalist or a semifinalist.
His debut novel, "Remembrance of Blue Roses" (2016), won the Pacific Book Awards 2017 in the best fiction category.
His second novel, "The Other La Bohème" (2017), won the Kirkus Reviews Best 100 Indie Books of 2017. It also won the Pacific Book Awards 2018 in the best fiction category.
His third novel "Awakening of the Summer" (2018) has been praised by professional reviewers, such as:
"This is a very romantic, seductively charming novel that celebrates nature and affirms the therapeutic value of nature. … We inhale crisp mountain air and easily envision Keith's Arcadian wonderland. " -- Chanticleer Book Reviews (Five-Starred)
"Awakening of the Summer has all of the elements which make a good love story great. There is passion, sacrifice, unpredictability, trauma, twists and turns and most importantly, likable main characters who we want to see in a loving relationship by the end of the book. Cupid's arrow hits its mark in this romantic tale under the author's expert guidance." -- Pacific Book Review (Starred)
"This riveting, triple love-triangle is a work of truly wonderful literary fiction; the author has infused a delightful blend of excitement, passion, and suspense. I couldn't put it down. Highly Recommended!" -- The Columbia Review of Books