'Infidels' by Abdellah Taïa

Abdellah Taïa’s Infidels is a story about the protagonist Jallal’s fall–out of boyhood, into love, out of innocence, into Jihad…. read more

Chris Kraus: Summer of Hate

“I was writing art essays, doing my job, but the concerns of high culture in circulation then had nothing to do with what was going on in the world. And this was very disturbing to me. To just continue what I was doing felt very collusive and weird.”

The spirited iconoclast, novelist, art critic, and publisher Chris Kraus talked with Lambda Literary about her new novel, Summer of Hate, her involvement with publishing imprint Semiotext(e), and a recent foray into curatorial practice…. read more

'An Arab Melancholia' by Abdellah Taïa

As the aftermath of the civil uprisings that influenced the Arab Spring settles into a precarious political movement seeking democracy, there will no doubt emerge among the voices of dissenters a voice that will challenge the political rhetoric promising an equalitarian society, a voice that will challenge the morality of a people and the ideals… read more

A Conversation with Dale Peck and Abdellah Taïa

PEN World Voices Festival Dispatch True or false? Abdellah Taïa is the first openly gay author from Morocco. Taïa adores French actress Isabelle Adjani. Taïa had homoerotic feelings towards his older brother. Taïa recommends the Café de France in Casablanca. Taïa is Muslim. All the answers have been true…. read more

'Salvation Army' by Abdellah Taïa

Lambda Award Finalist Here in the United States, it’s easy to become jaded about the coming out narrative. It can feel like a story we’ve read one time too many, one that has somehow become commodified, fraught with predictability. But every once in a while a novel comes along that shatters our jaded state and… read more