Christopher Rice

'The Heavens Rise' by Christopher Rice

Readers who held out hope that the son of Anne Rice would eventually find his way to the dark side will rejoice over his latest novel, The Heavens Rise (Gallery Books). Those lamenting the time it took him to get here shouldn’t because the years Christopher Rice spent sharpening his literary teeth over the course of… read more

Gay Marriage in New York: Writers Respond

In an historic move, New York State has legalized same sex marriage. On June 24th, 2011 the New York State senate approved the Marriage Equality Act—which Governor Andrew Cuomo quickly signed into law—making New York the sixth state to allow gay and lesbian couples the right to wed. Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, and… read more

Anne Rice Discusses Catholic Church and Sexuality in 'Advocate' Interview [Video]

Anne Rice, famed author of books about the supernatural and erotica, recently spoke to The Advocate about why she left the Catholic Church. Rice was interviewed by her gay son, Christopher, a bestselling author and former Lambda Literary Foundation Chair. Back in July, Rice denounced the Catholic Church, calling it “dishonest” and “immoral.” Here she explains… read more

2010 in Review: Gays & the Military

From WWII To DADT One of the biggest LGBT literary trends of the past 15 months is also an important talking point in contemporary mainstream politics: gays and the military. From acclaimed WWII biographies to critical investigations of DADT to books on gender and war to romantic tales of service men and women, here is… read more

My First Queer Book: 'A Density of Souls'

The first queer book I ever read was A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice. At the time of the reading, I was just about to turn fifteen and was growing increasingly frustrated with my sexuality. When I got on the bus and prepared for the ride ahead, I cracked the book open and began… read more

Book Buzz: August 2010

Three out gay writers are among the 13 “long list” nominees for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction: Brit Emma Donoghue for Room, South African Damon Galgut for In a Strange Room, and Aussie Christos Tsiolkas for The Slap.  Emma was a joint winner of the 2008 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction for… read more

Book Buzz: Summer Must Reads

Book Buzz asked its regular contributors to share their “must read” book this summer and tell us why it’s at the top of their list. Here’s what we got…. read more

Giovanni's Room profiled in ABA's Bookselling This Week

This week LambdaLiterary.org editor, Karen Schechner profiled Giovanni’s Room, the oldest gay and lesbian bookstore in the country, for Bookselling This Week. When the Philadelphia bookstore asked customers for help with a large-scale renovation, the response was overwhelming. Authors Edmund White and Christopher Rice also participated in benefit events. “Thirty years later we had that same kind… read more

Christopher Rice in NYC: "My ideas come from the news"

Christopher Rice didn’t read a word from his new book, The Moonlit Earth, during his visit at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, April 14. Reading for his audience is something he gave up during the tour for 2008’s Blind Fall. At one stop, Rice didn’t read, and was later told by one of… read more