Partner Michael Grumley, buried together

Queer Places:
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, Stati Uniti
Iowa Writers' Workshop, 507 N Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52245, Stati Uniti
Rutgers University, 77 Hamilton St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, Stati Uniti
Gaywyck, Sea Girt, NJ 08750, Stati Uniti
55 West 95th Street, 10025, NYC, NY, USA
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423, Stati Uniti
Rockland Cemetery, 201 Kings Hwy, Sparkill, NY 10976, Stati Uniti

Robert Ferro (October 21, 1941 – July 11, 1988) was an American novelist whose semi-autobiographical fiction explored the uneasy integration of homosexuality and traditional American upper middle class values.

He was born in Cranford, New Jersey and graduated from Cranford High School.[1] He went to college at Rutgers University and received a Master's Degree from the University of Iowa. In late 1965 Ferro met Andrew Holleran at the Iowa Writer's Workshop.[2] He later lectured at Adelphi University.[3] He was a member of The Violet Quill.[4]

He died of AIDS a few months after his partner, Michael Grumley, in 1988 at his father's home in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, age 46.[3][5] Grumley and Ferro are buried together under the Ferro-Grumley memorial in Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, New York.

Following their deaths, the Ferro-Grumley Foundation, which manages their estate, created and endowed the annual Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT fiction in conjunction with Publishing Triangle.

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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Ferro