About Keith A. Manuel

Keith A. Manuel is a historian, genre fiction writer, and library worker. He received an Honors Baccalaureate in History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2003, and an MA in History from the University of Florida in 2005. Keith is currently employed as a library assistant in interlibrary loan and access support for a major research institution.

When he’s not working, he enjoys writing fiction, playing video games with family, and traveling to out of the way locations. His fiction reading and writing interests span feminist, New Weird, mythology, and general science fiction and fantasy. His historical research interests include slavery in the Western Hemisphere, pre-


Keith in Havana, Cuba, 2009. Photo courtesy of Joseph Holbrook.

modern class and gender, social, military, and cultural history. He’s interested in particular in how people organized themselves in the past, both to preserve tradition and to achieve social change, particularly in the circum-Caribbean (an area that includes the Gulf Coast of North America and the Lower Mississippi Valley).

You can connect with Keith on Twitter where he likes to talk about books, history, and social justice issues including medical access, prison reform, and feminist & gender issues.

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