'Bend' by Nancy J. Hedin

Read Bend carefully, for it provides a formula for what a queer kid needs to build resilience and adapt to new experiences and environments.

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'The Gustav Sonata' by Rose Tremain

The Gustav Sonata focuses on the post-World War II life of shy Swiss hotelier Gustav Perle and his unspoken love for the German Jewish piano prodigy Anton Zweibel… read more

'The Stormwater Drains in Canberra' by Paul Johan Karlsen

It takes some courage for a young Norwegian man from a small town to travel around the world for gay sex. In some ways, the novel reads like a fairy tale… The Stormwater Drains in Canberra may serve as a study guide for a new generation of young gay men… read more