'True Stories: Portraits from My Past' by Felice Picano

It’s easy to forget that there once was a time when there was no gay literature, and when the act of writing a serious gay story was considered a useless endeavor because there was nobody around to publish it. In the 1970s, even avant garde trade paperback publishers rejected manuscripts with (non-pornographic) homosexual themes…. 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

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

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

Rainbow Book Fair: Photo Gallery

Above Lambda Literary Award winner and current finalist Michael Klein @ The Rainbow Book Fair. For a recap of the fair read Jeff Adams’ dispatch. Photo (c) Heidi Russell… read more

23 Highly Anticipated* Books of 2011

AWP 2011 was abuzz with old friends and new friends alike. In between the lectures, panels, readings, and receptions we compiled this list of new and forthcoming books that authors, publishers, editors and readers are already buzzing about. What books are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments section below…. read more

Book Buzz: August 2010

Three out gay writers are among the 13 “long list” nominees for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction: Brit Emma Donoghue for Room, South African Damon Galgut for In a Strange Room, and Aussie Christos Tsiolkas for The Slap.  Emma was a joint winner of the 2008 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction for… read more

Book Buzz: Jan 2010

News and noteworthy tidbits from the LGBT writing and publishing community…. read more

Feinberg, Holleran, Picano & White to be honored with 2009 Pioneer Awards

April 7, 2009—The Lambda Literary Foundation has named Leslie Feinberg, Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, and Edmund White as this year’s recipients of its Pioneer Award, to be presented at the Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony on May 28, 2009 in New York City. The Lambda Literary Foundation bestows its Pioneer Award on those individuals who have broken… read more