Weir, John

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Weir, John Gender: M
John Palmer Weir, Jr.
born on 8 February 1959 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Tarrytown (Westchester County), New York, 41n05, 73w52
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 19°18' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 01°26 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 16°29'


American writer, the author of two novels, The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket (HarperCollins, 1989), which won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction at the 2nd Lambda Literary Awards in 1990, and for which he received an NEA Fellowship in Fiction in 1991; and What I Did Wrong (Viking, 2006).

In the early 1990s, he was a Contributing Editor at Details; and he has published nonfiction in The New York Times, Spin, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere. His short fiction has appeared in Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Subtropics, and elsewhere.

In 1991, in conjunction with ACT UP New York's Day of Desperation action to draw attention to government and media neglect of the global AIDS crisis, Weir and several fellow activists interrupted The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.

Weir is associate professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York, where he has taught English and Creative Writing since 1993, and where he teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

His story collection Your Nostalgia Is Killing Me won the 2020 AWP Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, and it will be published by Red Hen Press in 2022.

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  • Work : Prize 1990 (Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction)
  • Financial : Gain significant money 1991 (NEA Fellowship in Fiction)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him in an interview: "I'm an Aquarius with Cancer rising and my moon in Pisces: a balloon tethered to a dinghy floating in the sea. It's perilously easy for me to avoid things" ("John Weir's 'Your Nostalgia is Killing Me'" by Gregg Shapiro, Bay Area Reporter, 5 April 2022 [1]).

A birth time of 2:30 PM is speculative.


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc. (NEA Fellowship in Fiction)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction)