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Lambda Award-winning author William J. Mann discusses his recently released biography Hello, Gorgeous—“the electrifying story of how Barbara Streisand transformed herself into the greatest star of her era”—with Out Magazine.
Mann, who has written definitive books about other LGBT icons including Katharine Hepburn and William Haines, secured access to previously-sealed private collections and rare interviews with many people close to Streisand during her meteoric, but well-orchestrated, rise to superstardom with the Broadway premiere of Funny Girl.
Read more here.
Five Great Overlooked Lesbian Books From 2012
The Advocate profiles five of this year’s best overlooked lesbian books. From the nonfiction chronicles of a former Rockette to Usula K. Le Guin’s sci-fi short about “two ‘dirt children,’ captives in a world of sword and silk and violence,” this list has a little something for everyone.
Anne Rice Confirms Same-Sex Couple in Interview with the Vampire
Well, we all suspected it, and now it is has been confirmed by the author herself. With the graphic novel adaptation of her 1976 classic Interview with a Vampire hitting bookstores this November (Interview With The Vampire: Claudia’s Story adapted by Ashley Marie Witter), Rice confirms that parents Louis and Lestat were indeed the first “vampire same-sex parents” in her interview with io9.
15 Postcards from Famous Authors
Ever wonder what famous authors write about when they’re not writing epic masterpieces? If the answer is yes, then engage yourself in these handwritten postcards from acclaimed authors Viriginia Woolf, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs, among many many more.
A personal favorite:
The funny man from sail boat land says a fond Hello. He thinks of you and I do too when sail wind does blow…
Who could not smile upon receiving such a charming poem, especially when it is accompanied by a sketch of the “funny man from sail boat land” himself? To discover the author and read more, I recommend clicking here. [Flavorwire Books]