As a journalist and novelist, Stephen P. Kiernan has published nearly four million words. His newspaper work has garnered more than forty awards — including the George Polk Award and the Scripps Howard Award for Distinguished Service to the First Amendment.
Author of the novels THE HUMMINGBIRD and THE CURIOSITY, and the forthcoming novel THE BAKER'S SECRET (May, 2017), he has also written two nonfiction books, LAST RIGHTS and AUTHENTIC PATRIOTISM.
Stephen was born in Newtonville, NY the sixth of seven children. A graduate of Middlebury College, he received a Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has chaired the board of the Young Writers Project, served on the Vermont Legislative Committee on Pain and Palliative Care, and served on the advisory board of the New Hampshire Palliative Care Initiative.
Stephen travels the country speaking and consulting on how to expand use of hospice, palliative care and advance directives.
A performer on the guitar since he was ten years old, Stephen has recorded 3 CDs of solo instrumentals, and composed music for dance, the stage and documentary films.
He lives in Vermont with his two amazing sons.
"A tale beautifully, wisely, and masterfully told."— Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun
From the author of the acclaimed The Curiosity comes a compelling and moving story of compassion, courage, and redemption.
The Curiosity, Stephen Kiernan’s debut novel, is a gripping, poignant, and thoroughly original thriller that raises disturbing questions about the very nature of life and humanity—man as a scientific subject, as a tabloid plaything, as a living being, as a curiosity.…
"Gripping…A superb resource for boomers dealing with their parents' final days…as well as for health-care professionals who need to hear this story from the other side."
A provocative, inspiring account of our neglected American ideals and the people who are living them today--and restoring our nation's dream
Patriotism has become a loaded word: one that is wielded against people with whom we might disagree, or whose cultural origins don't match our own.