Reclaiming Queer Lives from History

Author Lucy Jane Bledsoe speaks on using fiction to explore a hidden queer history: “As I dug and wrote, dug and wrote, I wanted, most of all, to find evidence that Aunt Lucybelle had lived a happy life, albeit a short one.”… read more

Jackie Kay: Living Inside a Story

“In a curious way, we are what we read, much more than we are what we eat.” Scottish author Jackie Kay won the Guardian Fiction Prize for her novel Trumpet(Picador), based on the life of American jazz musician Billy Tipton, born Dorothy Tipton, who lived as a man for most of his life. She is… read more