'No Other World' by Rahul Mehta

Mehta’s artfulness is the deep empathy with which we nevertheless regard his characters, forced to live in small worlds they’re not fit for, worlds that cannot contain their complexities…. read more

'Quarantine' by Rahul Mehta

You’ve heard the story before, right? Second generation immigrant from [insert country] works twice as hard to fulfill his parents’ dreams, hiding his own desire and bearing the brunt of assimilation—until everyone sees him Bend It, marvelously. To Rahul Mehta’s credit, such Hollywood clichés are turned on their heads in his serene, lingering story collection,… read more

Queer Border Crossings: Ching-In Chen, Rahul Mehta, Ronaldo Wilson, Kit Yan and Ching-In Chen @ The Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Even as New York becomes the largest state to legalize same sex marriage, the queer body remains a point of contention in public policy and literature. In writing the queer body, its desires and representations, literary borders manifest themselves not only as gender, sexuality, and race, but also voice, form, and genre. To discuss queer… read more

New in June: Cherrie Moraga, Bob Smith, and Dennis Cooper

Celebrate Pride with a sexy summer read including new fiction from Bob Smith, Todd Gregory, Dennis Cooper, and Joan Opyr. Quarantine, one of our “highly-anticipated” books of the year by Rahul Mehta –included in the Lambda Literary Awards gift bags — debuts this month. Richard Dellamora’s biography of Radclyffe Hall promises an unputdownable read of one… read more