Christmas with James Purdy

“I’m not going to argue that Purdy’s writing is for everyone—I don’t imagine James would have, either—but when Sontag wrote in the 1960s that he was ‘indisputably one of the half-dozen or so living American writers worth taking seriously,’ she was on to something.”… read more

E. Lynn Harris: Life Visible

Having read so many of his novels, I was well-versed with the world of the closet that he wrote about. But I soon discovered that being his reader and being his editor were two different experiences…. read more

Don Weise: Magnus Rising

“I think debates over what makes a book great are largely among writers and people who teach literature. The rest of us I don’t think really care. I’d say we’re more interested in whether we connect with a book…”

Publisher Don Weise took some time to talk with the Lambda Literary about his publishing imprint, Magnus Books, the future of LGBT publishing, and what characteristics make a book “great.”… read more

The 2012 Publishing Triangle Awards

The annual Triangle Awards, recognizing excellence in gay and lesbian literature, were presented last night at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium in New York City. Also honored were activist and literary agent Frances Goldin, winner of this year’s Leadership Award, and cartoonist Alison Bechdel, who received the 2012 Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement…. read more