brian david cinadr joshua weinfeld

brian david cinadr, author, has had his short stories published in the country’s most prestigious literary journals, The Alaska Quarterly, The Big Muddy, The South Dakota Review, The South Carolina Review, Soundings East, WaterStone, ZYZZYVA… He is the recipient of Cal State Northridge’s Best Short Fiction, and is a two-time Pushcart Award nominee for America’s Best Short Story.  his debut novel, there seemed a river is the 2021 eLit Bronze Medal winner for Best English Language Literary Fiction and an IAN Book of the Year Award Finalist for Best Literary Fiction.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and based in Los Angeles, brian has acquired a broad group of readers and supporters. His life is storied with strippers and studio executives, mafia businessmen and neighborhood pushers. He has had a career in bodybuilding, dug graves, bodyguarded for rock stars and Hollywood celebrities.  brian’s stories grow out of his Rust Belt working roots, stories of his common folk, of the factories and the fields of his childhood, of the highways that gave him hope and a vague faith in god and an America that haunt him still.