'The Tower of the Antilles' by Achy Obejas

Cuba’s distinctive history and culture shape The Tower of Antilles with the unique negotiations with identity, memory and the idea of home that complicate the lives of the residents, exiles, and expatriates alike…. read more

'Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing' edited by Lázaro Lima and Felice Picano

In his introduction to Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing (University of Wisconsin Press), co-editor Lázaro Lima defines this slim volume’s scope as an opening statement in a growing conversation, one that confronts the bias of mainstream American cultural constructs and seeks “to envision a different kind of national culture.”… read more

Saints and Sinners Gather in New Orleans

“Coming Home” to the Big Easy The 9th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was held on May 12-15 at various venues in New Orleans. The publication of Saints and Sinners 2011: New Fiction from the Festival was celebrated at a book launch party at the Hotel Monteleone on Thursday night. The short story anthology… read more

Delany and Schulman "most underrated"

Samuel R. Delany (pictured left), Rigoberto Gonzalez, Achy Obejas, and Sarah Shulman are among PWxyz’s 60 most underrated writers in America. The piece began as a response to HuffPo’s 15 Most Overrated Writers list written by Anis Shivani the week of August 9th. Shivani’s list included more than a few scathing remarks of some LGBT… read more