Adjunct Professor K. M. Soehnlein

K.M. Soehnlein

Adjunct Professor


K.M. (Karl) Soehnlein is the recipient of a Lambda Literary Award (novel); the Henfield Prize (short fiction); and the SFFILM/Rainin Filmmaking Grant (screenwriting).

He is the author of the novels Army of Lovers (Forthcoming, Sept. 2022), The World of Normal Boys (2000), You Can Say You Knew Me When (2005), and Robin and Ruby (2010). He has been published in the nonfiction anthologies, Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times, and in The Village Voice, San Francisco Magazine, and Out.


  • Fiction
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting


  • San Francisco State University, MFA in Creative Writing, 1996
  • Ithaca College, BS in Cinema Production, 1987

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Creative Writing, San Francisco State University
  • Artist-Trustee, Board of Trustees, Djerassi Resident Artist Program

Awards & Distinctions

  • SFFILM/Raininn Foundation Grant, Screenwriting

  • Lambda Literary Award, Gay Fiction

  • Henfield Prize, Short Fiction

Selected Publications

  • Soehnlein, K.M. (2022). Army of Lovers. Ann Arbor: Bywater Books/Amble Press.

  • Soehnlein, K.M. (2010). Robin and Ruby. New York; Kensington Books

  • Soehnlein, K.M. (2005). You Can Say You Knew Me When. New York: Kensington Books.

  • Soehnlein, K.M. (2000). The World of Normal Boys. New York: Kensington Books.

  • Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys

  • Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times

  • The Village Voice

  • San Francisco Magazine

  • Out

  • Who's Yer Daddy: Gay Writers Celebrate their Mentors and Forerunners

  • The San Francisco Chronicle

  • Queerty