This week in the LGBTQ-themed arts:

The Golden Crown Awards for lesbian literature were last week, and for the first time ever, an award went to a transgender author: Jacob Anderson-Minshall shared the Nonfiction Anthology prize for his and his wife Diane’s Queerly Beloved.

The Huffington Post praises Sphinx, the newly translated French novel by Anne Garréta, which depicts a romance between two people whose genders are never identified. In French more than in English, that trick is particularly challenging to pull off.

Science fiction literary pioneer Samuel R. Delany talks with the New Yorker about how issues of race, sexuality and respectability in sci-fi have changed since the beginning of his career in the 1960s–to the extent that they have changed at all.

Poet Trace Peterson will teach the nation’s first collegiate course on transgender poetry at Hunter College next fall semester.

The surviving principal cast and crew of Brokeback Mountain reflect on the groundbreaking film ten years after its premiere.

New York Magazine has a reflection on the inimitable aesthetic-political rivalry between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley.

Quartz tracks the history of LGBTQ representation in the Indian arts–literature, cinema and theatre–across the 20th century.

The Guardian recognizes this year’s Man Booker Prize longlist for its diversity; Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life  and Bill Clegg’s Did You Ever Have a Family are  in contention.

And in Vulture this week, literary agent turned writer Bill Clegg reflects on both his Man Booker nod and his career in publishing.



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