Richard Mirabella is the author of the debut novel, Brother & Sister Enter the Forest (2023), a queer coming-of-age novel about a young man’s relationship with a violent older boyfriend—and how he and his sister survive a terrible crime.
The book was named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Washington Post Noteworthy Book, and a Harper’s Bazaar Best New Book of 2023.
The Vulture reviewer said, "Mirabella writes about the strange land between fable and reality…. Part fantastical horror, part road trip narrative… [it’s] an uncanny portrait of the lengths we go to protect the people we love." A member of the UAlbany community, Mirabella works for the University in the High School Program (UHS).