‘Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea’ by Dan Lopez

Dan Lopez peoples his sea narratives with gay men, both white and of color, and in doing so reexamines the genre, not unlike Annie’s Proulx’s reexamination of the cowboy narrative in Brokeback Mountain…. read more

Armistead Maupin: The Last Tale

“Life will proceed without you, and there is ‘no ending,’ per se, to anything. The only way to wrap-up a story that involves a dozen or more people would be to drop a bomb on them.”… read more

The Muscle and the Melodrama: A Memoir of Comic Books

“Despite our sincerest yearnings we remain simple mortals with more mundane abilities. My power turned out to be queerness, an inherent difference that allowed me to question that which often goes unquestioned in society.”read more

David Sedaris: Funny Ha-Ha

David Sedaris took a break from his hectic tour schedule to chat with Lambda Literary about the enduring power of camp, familial relationships, and the difficulties of life on the road…. read more

'Mundo Cruel' by Luis Negrón

Mundo Cruel is a shrewd celebration of subversion, to be sure, but for all its bravado the broader point here is a quiet reaffirmation that we all possess the innate capacity to subvert the status quo…. read more

'Cervantes Street' by Jamie Manrique

Jamie Manrique’s Cervantes Street is a picturesque imagining of the great Spanish master’s epic life. Told from the alternating points of view of Cervantes himself, a self-assured genius from humble beginnings, and his childhood friend Luis de Lara, a man of great privilege, power, and jealousy…… read more

Dale Peck: Lost and Found

With the publication of The Garden of Lost & Found, Dale Peck comes one step closer to completing the five-novel cycle he conceived of in the mid-90s. Drawing inspiration from a familiar cast of characters as well as his adopted home town of New York City, Peck delivers a novel that explores family, sexuality, AIDS, and the resiliency of the city.

The prolific novelist and sometimes critic chatted with Lambda Literary about his career, his latest novel’s long road to publication, and the evolving face of publishing in the twenty-first century…. read more

Kate Bornstein: Embrace the Outlaw

“…Stardom. It’s a greedy goal and it comes with lots of traps of arrogance, but the way I justify it is by giving back. But, I’m not a star yet. I call myself a sub-lebrity, maybe this book has bumped me up and now I’m a starlet.” Kate Bornstein embraces hir outlaw status. Hell, Bornstein’s… read more