'Tweaky Village' by Kevin Killian

Tweaky Village takes scrambled bits of pop culture, light, and color, and reassembles them into flickering lines that create, ultimately, a cohesive, captivating picture
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‘Spreadeagle’ by Kevin Killian

The acknowledgements section of Kevin Killian’s new novel, Spreadeagle, notes that much of the book’s content began its life as a series of short stories appearing in a variety of publications. For the first half of the book, this is abundantly clear—while the author effectively introduces and skewers a wide array of gay characters who… read more

Kevin Killian: The Contingency Approach

“…I realized there wasn’t any point in me trying to be the new Henry James, Marcel Proust or William Faulkner. Living in California, I think, helped this. California is like the home of failure, I suppose. Not only failure, but contingency, accidents and things falling apart…”

Novelist and critic Kevin Killian took some time to talk with Lambda about his new novel, Spreadeagle, Kylie Minogue, and writing inspired Amazon.com reviews. … read more

'Best Gay Stories 2011' edited by Peter Dubé

Collections such as this also invariably bring up the question, “What is a ‘gay story,’ anyway?” Is it simply a story that a gay person has written? Something that features gay characters prominently? How much focus needs to be on the uniqueness of gay life, or can the protagonist be someone who “just happens to be gay?” Does the author have to be gay—or male—to do it justice?… read more

[Video] Philip Clark reads from 'Persistent Voices' in SF

Inspired by the anthology Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS, edited by Philip Clark and David Groff, several writers including Judy Grahn, Kevin Killian, Kirk Read, and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore among others read poems from the book at Magnet near the Castro in San Francisco. For upcoming events and information visit their Facebook… read more

Lammy Finalists Reading in SF [UPDATE]

Lambda Literary has partnered with libraries, bookstores, and festivals across the country to celebrate finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards. All readings are free and open to the public. April 13 – Hormel Center, San Francisco Public Library 5:00 pm – Reception 6:00 pm – Reading (in the Latino-Hispanic Room) Featuring: Elana Dykewomon, Patrick Letellier,… read more