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 means stepping away from a culture of silence and stoicism, and toward one of candor and understanding.” Three years ago, the institution’s administration banned “clothing associated with women’s garb.” [HuffingtonPost] (more…)
2012 has officially come to an end and with it an abundance of praise for the best books of last year. While those books remain close to our literary-loving hearts, or at least on our must-read lists, it’s time we take a look at the exciting new books that are soon to come. Flavorpill has compiled a list of the 30 most anticipated books of 2013. Look forward to work from authors: David Sedaris, Maurice Sendak, David Shields, Anne Carson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Neil Gaiman, Khaled Hosseini, and many many more. Find all 30 books here.
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 there would never again be a new Maurice Sendak book. All day his name has come up in nearly every conversation, and I’ve struggled to put into words the impact of his work on my life. I still can’t describe how lonely it is here in the night kitchen, knowing that he’s gone. (more…)
Maurice Sendak, the most celebrated American children’s illustrator since N.C. Wyeth, died in Danbury,Connecticut on the morning of May 8th from complications of a recent stroke. He was one month shy of his 84th birthday. Sendak was predeceased in May 2007 by his partner of 50 years, Dr. Eugene Glynn, a noted child psychiatrist. (more…)
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 and lived in Ridgefield, Conn.
The cause was complications from a recent stroke, according to Michael di Capua, his longtime editor. Considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, Sendak was still causing a ruckus well into his eighties. (more…)
The producers of Tate Modern’s TateShots, the Tate gallery’s mini-documentary series, recently created a video featuring famed gay illustrator and writer 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.
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 her novel The Sealed Letter and recently published a nonfiction book, Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature. The Man Booker Prize winner will be announced Oct. 12 and will receive $80,000. For details, click here.
Bella Books editorial director Karin Kallmaker has posted three extensive blogs dealing with the growing issue of piracy and its effects on lesbian writers and small presses in general. Here’s the link. (more…)