'The City of Palaces' by Michael Nava

The huge achievement of The City of Palacesaside from its portrayal of the history and grandeur of Mexico and Mexico City, aside from a story of great beauty and profound humanity—is its powerful integration of a central historical event on our continent into our American consciousness…. read more

Katherine V. Forrest: A Different Light

“We’re writing about new areas of our lives. We have so much more to write about. The first wave was our coming out stories and now we are writing about so many other things. Ours are the only untold stories–it was true then, it’s true now. We’ve invented our lives. It’s just exciting to me, the books yet to be written.” … read more

Outwrite! A Celebration of Los Angeles LGBT Literary Pioneers

The Lambda Literary Foundation is proud to announce Outwrite!, a special celebration of Los Angeles LGBT literary pioneers – Malcolm Boyd, Lillian Faderman, Katherine V. Forrest, John Rechy and Patricia Nell Warren –to be held on Saturday, April 27, at the West Hollywood Public Library…. read more

'Carry the One' by Carol Anshaw

The fundamental pleasure of this fully realized novel, and of all of Carol Anshaw’s work, may well be simply basking in the light-filled explorations of a first class intelligence…. read more

New in April: Susie Bright & Susan Sontag

April is National Poetry Month Susie Bright (LLA winner) has a new memoir out this month. Arthur Levine, Lesléa Newman and Malinda Lo all have new Children’s/YA  books out. Meanwhile one’s children’s book is also an iPhone app. In celebration of poetry C. Dale Young and Kazim Ali have new books out. And Bella Books is… read more

My First Queer Book? 'Curious Wine'

At seventeen, I had a penchant for cherry lip-gloss and making fun of dykes who wore boys’ clothes. Then a teacher lent me a worn green paperback. “Just read it,” she said. At three the next morning, I’d finished Katherine V. Forrest’s Curious Wine (The Naiad Press), and was sobbing on my floor. Loving another… read more

Interview with Michael Nava

Rag and Bone—the last Henry Rios novel? Say it isn’t so. If Michael Nava’s fictional Latino attorney Henry Rios were to be assigned a literary pedigree, he might well be deemed an offspring of Joseph Hansen’s pioneering gay insurance investigator Dave Brandstetter. But what a precocious offspring. The seven-novel panorama of the life and times… read more