I've published four books:  The Life I Lead (1999), The Smallest People Alive (2004),  Next to Nothing (2014), and This Is True Love (2020).  I've also published short stories in Kenyon Review, Other Voices, Minnesota Review, and Third Coast, among many journals and magazines.   I've had stories anthologized in O. Henry Prize Stories, Best Gay Short Stories, and The Best of   

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    The Life I Lead  (1999)

    "Banner has artfully superimposed the blandest details of middle American life on caverns of horror and desperate grief." (Peter Kurth, The New York Times)

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