Maurice Sendak

A Victory for Equality: Morehouse Offers LGBTQ Course

Morehouse, a respected all-male African American college, will offer a spring 2013 course titled “A Genealogy of Black LGBT Culture and Politics.” It will be taught via video conference by Yale University professor and previous Lambda Literary Award finalist Dr. Jafari Sinclaire Allen. Morehouse student Marcus Lee wrote that to him, the course “means relief; it… read more

Let the Wild Rumpus Start: The Power of Maurice Sendak

Yesterday morning, as the New York Times published their obituary of one of the world’s most beloved illustrators, Maurice Sendak, I watched the mourning spread across the queer Internet. His quotes came up in Facebook statuses, user pictures changed to picture books, twitter users tweeted links to YouTube interviews , as slowly, collectively, we grappled with the realization… read more

At Play Among The Wild Things: On the Death Of Maurice Sendak

Sendak’s drawings were engaging and his prose accessible, yet both conveyed more complexity than was seen at first glance. That complexity–and the fact that his stories were not always tales with happy endings–was what made Sendak’s work so compelling. He depicted the world in which children live as well as the one they visit–reality and imagination–as visceral, wild and sometimes dark places…. read more

Author and Artist Maurice Sendak, 83, has Died

Author and artist Maurice Sendak, who was best known for his iconic and controversial children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963, died on Tuesday in Danbury, Conn. He was 83…. read more

Maurice Sendak: On Life, Art and Inspiration

The producers of Tate Modern’s TateShots, the Tate gallery’s mini-documentary series, recently created a video featuring famed gay illustrator and graphic artist Maurice Sendak.

Sendak, who is best known for his iconic and controversial children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963, is still creating a ruckus at age 83.
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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