Full Heart: A Tribute to David Rakoff

The recent death from cancer of David Rakoff, the author of three acclaimed collections of essays, is a huge loss to comic literature and, to his fortunate friends, it’s also the loss of a man who exemplified living with extraordinary courage and compassion…. read more

Reader Meet Author: Personal Advice from a LGBTQ Author

Do you have problems with your love life? Don’t get along with your in-laws? Are your co-workers irksome? All life’s problem can be answered through literature —or maybe at least by the people who create it. With that in mind, we here at The Lambda Literary Review are starting our very own advice column called… read more

Bob Smith: The Past Perfect Tense

“We should all use time machines to go back and tell ourselves how cute we are in our twenties because everyone is, but we won’t realize it until we’re middle-aged.”

With his new novel, Remembrance of Things I Forgot (University of Wisconsin Press), author Bob Smith becomes the ultimate genre mixer. The book is a time-traveling yarn, a political farce, a comedic examination of our recent past, and a heartrending tale of familial and romantic love.

Smith took some time to talk with Lambda Literary about his new novel, comedy writing and his own 80s past…. read more

'Remembrance of Things I Forgot' by Bob Smith

At one time or another, we’ve all said, “If only I had known then what I know now”, or “If I had it to do over, I would…”, either quietly to ourselves or out loud.  The idea of traveling back in time and rewriting history is hardly new, and the concept has been profiled repeatedly… read more

Literary Pride Calendar - NYC Edition

Celebrate Pride in New York City with these literary events all week. Bob Smith’s Book Launch with Susan Blackwell, Lea DeLaria & Eddie Sarfaty Monday, June 20 · 7:00pm – 8:00pm @ Barnes & Noble | 2289 Broadway at 82 Street | New York, NY Celebrate the publication of Bob Smith’s novel Remembrance of Things I Forgot with readings by… read more

New in June: Cherrie Moraga, Bob Smith, and Dennis Cooper

Celebrate Pride with a sexy summer read including new fiction from Bob Smith, Todd Gregory, Dennis Cooper, and Joan Opyr. Quarantine, one of our “highly-anticipated” books of the year by Rahul Mehta –included in the Lambda Literary Awards gift bags — debuts this month. Richard Dellamora’s biography of Radclyffe Hall promises an unputdownable read of one… read more