Download 'Blue Boy' for Free @ Amazon

Starting tonight at midnight, Rakesh Satyal author of Blue Boy, is making his Lambda Award winning novel available for free Kindle download all day October 6, 2010. Satyal’s decision to give away his book for free is motivated by the 6 recent suicides of LGBT teens. “I always tell people that I wrote the book… read more

Charles Jensen @ Decatur Book Festival

Poet Charles Jensen reads “I Am the Boy Who Is Tied Down (Matthew Shepard)” from his Lambda Award Finalist collection, The First Risk (Lethe) at the 5th Annual AJC (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Decatur Book Festival in Georgia. Atlanta Queer Literary Festival partnered with DBF this year to help bring a number of LGBT writers to the… read more

Ashbery honored @ Brooklyn Book Fest

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Ashbery was honored this weekend at the 5th annual Brooklyn Book Festival in New York City. The Brooklyn Book Festival “BoBi” award, given each year to an author whose body of work exemplifies or speaks to the spirit of Brooklyn, was given to Ashbery on Saturday night at the Festival Gala…. read more

Rakesh Satyal Goes Gaga @ Lambda Literary Awards

In lieu of a traditional acceptance speech, author, Rakesh Satyal, sang his thanks to the tune of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” Rakesh’s novel, Blue Boy, won the Gay Debut Fiction Award at the the 22nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards in New York City on May 27, 2010. Read a review of Blue Boy here. ——… read more

'Blue Boy' by Rakesh Satyal

Lambda Award Winner Many gay coming of age stories, in fiction and in real life, share some common elements: the lonely protagonist who feels isolated and misunderstood, a disapproving father, a doting but bewildered mother, and a mob of cruel, taunting peers. Often there are many humiliating experiences, awkward attempts at friendship, budding sexuality, a… read more

Lammy Finalist Reading in NYC: April 22

Lambda Literary has partnered with libraries, bookstores, and festivals across the country to celebrate finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards. All readings are FREE and open to the public. RSVP on Facebook…. read more

Triangle Awards and Ferro-Grumley Award Finalists announced

LGBT Book Awards Season is in full swing, and this morning the finalists for the Publishing Triangle’s 22nd Annual Triangle Awards as well as the Ferro-Grumley Award nominees were announced. The award ceremony will take place in New York City on April 29, 2010. Honorees include professor and editor Blanche Wiesen Cook and publicist Michele Karlsberg. Book… read more