'So Lucky' by Nicola Griffith

The world of Nicola Griffith’s So Lucky is governed by ableist misconception and ignorance, but it is also marked by hope and human connection…. read more

Nicola Griffith: Master World Builder

“I had to write about Hild because she was so important. She changed the world. Her story demands to be told. She basically midwifed English literature. And there’s no book about this woman. The more I thought about it, the more I thought, well, why?”… read more

'Hild' by Nicola Griffith

Griffith moves easily between genres, from science fiction to noir thriller and back, always with a taut language sense and an elegant, fast-moving story. In Hild, she has written a historical novel of thrilling depth.… read more

Gay Literature Added to California K-12 Reading List

Drawing the ire of right-wingers, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill requiring public schools to teach students about the contributions of LGBT-identified people. Brown said: “History should be honest. This bill revises existing laws that prohibit discrimination in education and ensures that the important contributions of Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life… read more

Kelley Eskridge: the Invention of 'Solitaire'

“I’m fascinated by stories of identity, of choices and consequence and big feelings” Novelist and short story writer Kelley Eskridge dishes about her reissued science fiction novel, Solitaire (Small Beer Press), what it’s like to live with another author (Nicola Griffith), and her ideal literary three-way…. read more

Can Queer Authors Write Straight Characters?

5 Writers Set the Record Straight Last year, St. Martin’s Press published Spin, the first novel by Robert Rave. The book’s main character, Taylor Green, works in publicity just like Rave did, but unlike Rave, Green isn’t gay. This makes Rave an anomaly in a publishing world where “hot new gay author” usually translates into… read more

Why More Authors Should Support Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" Campaign

Last week, memoirist Dan Savage launched a video channel on YouTube to support teens struggling with bullies and suicide. In only a few days, the campaign has gone viral with celebrities like Zachary Quinto, Jake Shears, and Kathy Griffin sharing their stories of solace and encouragement…. read more

2010 Hugo Award Winners

We’re a little late on this item, but we felt it was worth mentioning. Last week our friend Cheryl Morgan took home another Hugo Award for editing the Best Semiprozine, Clarkesworld, along with Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace. Although Lambda Award winners, Catherynne M. Valente and Nicola Griffith didn’t take home trophies, they deserve a shout out… read more