Chuck Rosenthal’s first published novel, Loop’s Progress, was the first creative writing Ph.D. dissertation in fiction published in the United States. He has since published six more novels, a travel saga set in the Himalayas, and his memoir, Never Let Me Go, about seven years of sexual abuse and domination at the hands of his basketball coach and mentor.
Chuck has published, read his work, lectured and taught at universities and writing conferences, as well as on TV and radio, throughout the United States and in Europe, Mexico, and South America. His writing has been translated into Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, and Korean. His work has been nominated for numerous literary awards and won many.
Chuck is a full professor of English and American literature, fiction writing, and narrative theory at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. With his life partner, poet Gail Wronsky, he is co-founder of LMULA’s StreetWrite program, where he teaches his students to go out and teach creative writing on their own, in the Los Angeles public schools and after-school programs.
Chuck and his partner Gail have been together for 25 years. Their daughter, Marlena, is a performance artist and documentary filmmaker in Los Angeles.