New In May: Bono, Bray, Bronksi

Chaz Bono‘s embargoed memoir, Transition, pubs on May 10 — we haven’t seen it yet — it’s a one-day laydown, but we’ll have a review soon. Meanwhile, Michael Schiavi‘s biography of Vito Russo, Celluloid Activist, promises to shed new light on an often overlooked LGBT civil rights pioneer. In fiction, Alex Sanchez — our 2011… read more

The State of LGBT Literature

LLF featured in PW This week Publishers Weekly — the industry standard trade pub — featured two articles about the state of LGBT literature and Lambda Literary Foundation’s E.D. Tony Valenzuela is featured. In On the Front Lines: LGBT Publishing 2011, Dick Donohue lists a few upcoming LGBT-relevant titles for 2011 including highly-anticipated books like… read more

The Creative Team of Tales of the City Musical (Video)

When Armistead Maupin told us about the Tales of the City musical earlier this year, we were beyond excited. In this video librettist Jeff Whitty, composers Jake Shears (!!!) and John Garden, and director Jason Moore discuss how they were introduced to Maupin’s bestselling series. Learn more at www.act-sf.org/tales…. read more

D. A. Powell, Eleanor Lerman & Mary Cappello among '11 Guggenheim Fellows

We are so happy to see several friends of Lambda Literary Foundation represented among the 180 Guggenheim Fellowship winners, announced earlier this week by the Guggenheim Board of Trustees. Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the Guggenheim… read more

Reactions to A Different Light Closing

This week we learned about the apparent closing of A Different Light bookstore in SF. ” According to The Bay Citizen “Neighborhood chatter is that doors will close for good this spring.” The comments section of the piece includes reactions from Lammy Award winner, Michael Thomas Ford, who notes the closing was inevitable “given the impact… read more

New in April: Susie Bright & Susan Sontag

April is National Poetry Month Susie Bright (LLA winner) has a new memoir out this month. Arthur Levine, Lesléa Newman and Malinda Lo all have new Children’s/YA  books out. Meanwhile one’s children’s book is also an iPhone app. In celebration of poetry C. Dale Young and Kazim Ali have new books out. And Bella Books is… read more

The White Swallow presents Lambda Literary Poetry Spotlight

Tues, April 5 | 6pm — 8pm Cornelia St Cafe 29 Cornelia St. New York, NY The White Swallow Reading Series presents poets featured in Lambda Literary’s Poetry Spotlight: Steven Cordova, Alex Dimitrov, Jameson Fitzpatrick, David Groff, Matthew Hittinger, Joy Ladin, Timothy Liu, and Ocean Vuong Hosted by Sylvia Plaid. $7 cover includes a house… read more

Publishing Triangle’s 23rd Annual Triangle Awards Announced

Alan Hollinghurst Receives Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award Today The Publishing Triangle announced their finalists for Best Lesbian and Gay Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Debut Fiction Published in 2010 as well as the Ferro-Grumley Literary Awards.  Among the finalists  the publication Gay & Lesbian Review will be honored with a Leadership Award while a special award goes to the… read more

New in March: Bachardy, Vidal, Jansson

& Books Not Found Anywhere Else Compiling this list every month is bar none my most challenging duty. Gathering a list of LGBT books published every month isn’t as easy as it seems. Pub dates change. Genres evolve. Authors come out. However, this is perhaps one of the most important jobs I get to do…. read more