14 HIV-Positive Characters in Literature

From Precious to Richard Brown When the HIV pandemic began to garner national attention in the early 1980s, it was met with general hysteria. Tenants believed to have AIDS were evicted from their homes and the Social Security Administration interviewed patients by phone, fearing the virus would be passed to employees through face to face… read more

Sookie Stackhouse Creator Honored at Straight for Equality Awards

Charlaine Harris, author of the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series, has been honored for her work as a straight ally at the Straight for Equality Awards, a yearly event sponsored by PFLAG. Harris, who was presented with the first ever Straight for Equality in Literature award, wrote on her blog: When I began to write the… read more

The White Swallow Reading Series featuring Michael Cunningham and Edmund White

Event Type: Reading; $7 cover (includes house drink) Date: Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 Time: 6:00pm Location: Cornelia Street Café 29 Cornelia Street (between 4th Street and Bleecker) Subways: A, C, E, B, D, F, V, to West 4th Street/Washington Square Email contact: [email protected] Phone contact: 212-989-9319 Website: www.corneliastreetcafe.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=84682296951 Description: Michael Cunningham is the… read more

Over the Rainbow's Top 11 Books

Last night “Over the Rainbow Book List” from the American Library Association’s GLBT Round Table announced their Top 11 of 2011 books along with their inaugural list of 108 books published in 2010 and 2009. The Top 11 list includes a diverse assortment of titles (poetry, illustrated, essays, anthologies), a few LLF favorites like Lambda… read more

Donoghue & Cunningham in New York. One Night Only.

Thalia Book Club: Emma Donoghue’s ROOM In her only New York City appearance, Emma Donoghue discusses her extraordinary new novel with author Michael Cunningham. Monday, December 6 @ 7:30PM Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th Street Tickets: $25; 30 AND UNDER $15 Call: (212) 864-5400 On-line:  symphonyspace.org Lambda users can get $12 tickets using the… read more

Cunningham, Donoghue: Library Journal's Top 10 Books

Yesterday, the industry pub, Library Journal announced their first ever “Top Ten Best Books List.” And we weren’t surprised to see two Lambda favorites on this list — Michael Cunningham’s By Nightfall (reviewed by June Thomas last month) and Emma Donoghue’s Room — since these are two books we’ve followed over the past year. The… read more

Amos Lassen's Top 11 Books of 2010 (so far)

Amos Lassen doesn’t think of himself this way, but he is one of the most influential Amazon reviewers in the nation — especially when it comes to the categories for gay romance, gay fiction, gay and lesbian erotica, DVD, and documentary. An Amazon Top 50 Reviewer and a member of the Amazon Vine Program—a highly-coveted,… read more

'By Nightfall' by Michael Cunningham

In her poem “The Book,” Mary Oliver writes, of lilies in a neighbor’s yard: You could not help but see that to be beautiful is also to be simple and brief; is to rise up and be glorious, and then vanish. I thought of these lines while reading Michael Cunningham’s new book, By Nightfall, a… read more

Michael Cunningham in Conversation [10/12-LA]

Michael Cunningham In conversation with Tony Valenzuela Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:00 PM Presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library Set among the mid-forties denizens of Manhattan’s SoHo, By Nightfall, the new novel by the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Hours takes a deep look at the meaning of beauty… read more