'Advice from the Lights' by Stephen Burt

On the one hand, Advice from the Lights is deft, bubbly, poised, polished, consistently witty, affecting an air of light verse. On the other, it is a document of barely constrained, messy emotion. … read more

‘The Lauras’ by Sara Taylor

The Lauras is many types of book: it is a road trip book, a coming-of-age tale, a mother-child story; it is full of ghosts and yearning and sacrifice and discovery…. read more

'Long Black Veil' by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Long Black Veil shifts focus from the past to the present as a group of college friends become involved in a harrowing, inexplicable disappearance at a ruined Pennsylvania prison… read more

Blacklight: James’ 'A Kind of Justice' Depicts the Struggle of a Shrewd Transwoman Accused of a Vicious Crime”?

Against all odds, Bobbi Logan, a statuesque transgender woman, has become one of Chicago’s most celebrated hair stylists and the owner of one of the city’s poshest salons. She is finally comfortable with who she is, widely admired in her community, about to enjoy the success she deserves.

Then her impossibly perfect life falls apart.

In the space of a few weeks, the Great Recession drags her business to the brink of failure, her beloved ex-wife needs help in facing a terrible tragedy, and a hateful police detective storms back into her life, determined to convict her of the five-year-old murder of John Strand—pillar of the community—and a sexual predator.

Blacklight: James’ A Kind of Justice depicts the compelling struggle of a shrewd transwoman accused of a vicious crime.
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An Interview With Nick Mwaluko

As part of our partnership with the New York City Department of Education, we will be featuring writers currently involved in the LGBTQ Writers in School Program. We begin with a brief interview with Nick Mwaluko. Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko is a FtM, queer, and was born in Tanzania and raised mostly in neighboring Kenya, plus… read more