'Delicious Foods' by James Hannaham

To describe Hannaham’s novel by referencing other writers would be too easy, and perhaps unfair. With Delicious Foods, James Hannaham has himself become a reference point…. read more

David Sedaris: Funny Ha-Ha

David Sedaris took a break from his hectic tour schedule to chat with Lambda Literary about the enduring power of camp, familial relationships, and the difficulties of life on the road…. read more

'Ask the Passengers' by A.S. King

When you send your “love” and thoughts out to the riders of an airplane flying above your head, can the passengers feel it? Does it make a difference to them? Does unconditional love exist? Can you love a girl and not be a lesbian? If she loves you back, are you then a lesbian? So… read more

Emma Donoghue: Going Astray

” I like the oddness of historical events; they’re messier and therefore more startling than whatever I would invent.”

Celebrated author Emma Donoghue spoke with the Lambda Literary Review about her new collection, Astray, her personal writing process, and how her own travel experiences have affected her most recent work…. read more

‘Astray’ by Emma Donoghue

A young woman in Victorian London, forced into prostitution to support her family, grasps at a new life. A childlike German mercenary, fighting for the British during the American Revolution, is pressured into using rape as a weapon. Two prospectors in the Yukon Gold Rush bed down together to survive a bitter winter. These are just some of the wanderers who populate Emma Donoghue’s fascinating new collection of stories…. read more

'Ninety Days' by Bill Clegg

Clegg has made relapse the subject and not recovery the subject. That self-proclaimed emphasis is this book’s great strength because the question posed from the very beginning of whether or not he’s going to do crack again or drink again is never really answered. In a large way, this is a book about not finding the answer, when most memoirs are poised to do the exact opposite… … read more

Chad Harbach: The Strategies of Baseball, Friendship, and Love

“…I don’t want to try and boil down the book, but I just think there’s a whole kind of crazy spectrum of the way that men feel about each other and interact with each other that doesn’t often get described”

The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach’s bestselling literary jock novel—named one of the NY Times’ “10 Best in 2011”— astutely maps the complicated and intense relationships of a set of baseball players at a fictional college campus.

Lambda Literary ambushes Harbach with questions on his novel’s tone, as ripe with homoeroticism as any locker room. And the author gamely replies.

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'I Am J' by Cris Beam

What happens when you identify as an adolescent male on the inside, but the outside world—including your conventional Puerto Rican and Jewish parents, your classmates and sometimes even your best friend— see you as female? Author Cris Beam was “inspired to write I am J more than ten years ago while researching her first book,… read more