Alan Kapelner


Alan Kapelner was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1933. He graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn's Flatbush neighborhood and later took courses at the New School. A great athlete, he was asked to play with a professional baseball team. "I refused," he wrote, "because I knew I was going to be a writer." Kapelner had only one other novel published: All the Naked Heroes (1960). Two other novels, one titled The Air-Conditioned Hell, were completed but never published. His only other known published works were two short stories: "Jelly, Jelly, Jelly" in the 1955 anthology New Voices 2: American Writing Today, and "The Walking Running People" in the 1971 Survival Prose: An Anthology of New Writings. Kapelner died in 1990.


Lonely Boy Blues

Alan Kapelner