Harlan Greene (born June 19, 1953) is an American writer and historian. He has published both fiction and non-fiction works. He won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction for his 1991 novel What the Dead Remember.
Greene is an author and historian. He has published both fiction and non-fiction works. He won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction for his 1991 novel What the Dead Remember, and was nominated for the same award for his 2005 novel The German Officer’s Boy.
Openly gay, Greene spent several years living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in early adulthood, with his then-partner Olin Jolley. Greene and Jolley are featured in the anthology Two Hearts Desire: Gay Couples on their Love, originally published in 1997, and republished in digital format in 2017. Greene now lives in Charleston with his partner Jonathan Ray.
Books in order of publication:
- Why We Never Danced the Charleston (1985)
- What the Dead Remember (1991)
- The German Officer’s Boy (2005)
- Charleston: City of Memory (1987)
- Mr. Skylark: John Bennett and the Charleston Renaissance (2001)
- Renaissance in Charleston: Art and Life in the Carolina Low Country, 1900-1940 (2003)
- Slave Badges and the Slave-Hire System in Charleston, South Carolina, 1783-1865 (2004)
- Cornices of Charleston (2005)