November 26, 2014

Philip Rappaport on Introducing Quintessential LGBT Books to a New Generation of Readers

Posted on November 6, 2014 by in Features, Interviews

Open Road Media, shepherded by Director of Publishing Partnerships Philip Rappaport, has been actively publishing classic LGBT titles in the e-book format. To find out more about Open Road, I chatted with Philip to gain a deeper perspective of his role there, their mission, and their growing list of queer titles, as well as some breaking news on the books they’ll be bringing out in the near future.

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New in November: Andy Cohen, Shelly Oria, Barbara Smith, D.A. Powell, Hubert, and Marie Caillou

Posted on November 5, 2014 by in Features

New month, new books! November is upon us, and so are a slew of new and noteworthy LGBT books. (more…)

New in October: Alan Cumming, Tove Jansson, Colm Toíbín, Alexis Coe, Christopher Rice, and Amy Scholder

Posted on October 5, 2014 by in Features, News

New month, new books! Fall is upon us, and so are a slew of new and noteworthy LGBT books. (more…)

New in September: Sarah Waters, Cookie Mueller, Christos Tsiolkas, Jericho Brown, Saeed Jones, Daisy Hernandez, and Douglas Ray

Posted on September 4, 2014 by in News

New month, new books! September is upon us, and so are a slew of new and noteworthy LGBT books. (more…)

New in August: Richard House, Walter Frank, Penny Mickelbury, and Pier Paolo Pasolini

Posted on August 5, 2014 by in News

New month, new books! August  is upon us, and so are a slew of new and noteworthy LGBT books.

This month, writer Richard House delves into the “ashes of war-torn Iraq, Italy and areas in between in the Man Booker Prize longlisted novel The Kills (Picador). (more…)

New in July: Judith Frank, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Mary Meriam, Genny Beemyn, and Jason Whitesel

Posted on July 3, 2014 by in News

New month, new books! July is upon us, and so are a slew of new and noteworthy LGBT books.

This month, writer Judith Frank explores the shifting paradigms of parenthood and family in her new novel All I Know and I Love (William Morrow). (more…)

New in June: John Waters, Kim Stolz, Lorrie Sprecher, Ariel Schrag, Michael Carroll, and Felice Picano

Posted on June 9, 2014 by in News

New month, new books! June is upon us and so are a slew of new and noteworthy LGBT books.

Who wouldn’t want to take a road trip with the king-of-camp John Waters? This month, readers get to join the writer and director on a hilarious cross-country trip in his new book Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).

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New in May: Michael Cunningham, Rebecca Coffey, Kate Fagan, Christopher Isherwood, and Don Bachardy

Posted on May 1, 2014 by in Features

New month! New books! May is upon us and so are a slew of new and noteworthy LGBT books.

Award-winning author Michael Cunningham’s new book, The Snow Queen, is being released this month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The book delves into the lives of two brothers as they search for transcendence and grace in an emotionally fraught modern world.

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New in April: Tom Spanbauer, Emma Donoghue, Michael Nava, Bernardine Evaristo, and Ron J. Suresha

Posted on April 3, 2014 by in News

New Month! New books! April is upon us and so are a slew of new and noteworthy LGBT books.

Beloved author Tom Spanbauer’s new book (his first in seven years), I Loved You More, is being released this month by Hawthorne Press. The book maps the emotional minefield of love and friendship between a group of writers.

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What LGBT Book Saved Your Life?

Posted on March 26, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

Lambda Literary Foundation Launches Crowd-Sourcing Campaign

“Has an LGBT Book Saved Your Life?” 

Has a book ever saved your life?

Perhaps a book has changed the way you think about your sexual or gender identity. Or helped you through that rough patch, when you just weren’t sure you could own up to being a queer artist. Maybe reading an LGBTQI novel blew your mind and expanded your horizons. Did Huck Finn mean something totally different to you than he did to your classmates? Did Dancer From the Dance give you the courage to write about your first kiss? Has a piece of literature ever meant so much to you that it eased the pain of living and working outside the “mainstream,” in a world where not only our books but our lives are shelved separately from everyone else’s?


Lambda Literary Foundation’s 2014 “What LGBT Book Saved Your Life?” Campaign – Sarah Fonseca

Please join our crowd-sourced campaign to collect brief videos or photographs that spread the word about inspirational books, poems, graphic novels, or other life-changing pieces of literature with the world. Contributions will become part of the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards celebration and help build up our social media efforts to increase the visibility of queer writing both within and outside our community.

If you’d like to participate, please:

Books are as important as they’ve ever been. Help us spread the word.

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