'Far From The Tree': NPR Interviews Author Andrew Solomon

NPR interviews author Andrew Solomon about his recent book Far From The Tree,  which “explores what it’s like for parents of children who are profoundly different or likely to be stigmatized—children with down syndrome, deafness, autism, dwarfism, or who are prodigies, become criminals, or are conceived in rape.”… read more

Jeanette Winterson: It is the Imagination that Counts

“Everyone’s talking about the death and disappearance of the book as a format and an object. I don’t think that will happen. I think whatever happens, we have to figure out a way to protect our imaginations. Stories and poetry do that.”

Famed author Jeanette Winterson talks with Lambda about her new memoir, her writing process, and her thoughts about the queer community…. read more

‘Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?’ by Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson’s new memoir returns the scenes of her semi-autobiographical novel Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, published when Winterson was twenty-five. Like the car crash you crane your neck to see, readers will once again encounter the harrowing insanity of her adoptive mother, Mrs. Winterson, “a flamboyant depressive; a woman who kept a revolver in the duster drawer, and the bullets in a tin of Pledge.”… read more

'The Stone Gods' by Jeanette Winterson

What were the inhabitants of Easter Island thinking when they cut down the last tree to make their stone gods–and augured their own extinction? That question has been posed time and again by scientists, anthropologists and writers. In her latest novel, Jeanette Winterson posits that humans are hardwired in their DNA for self-destruction and so… read more