Transitions

Janus is the ancient Roman god of beginnings and transitions; he looks to the past and to the future. Janus is usually depicted with two faces. I’d like to re-appropriate this ancient archetype as the god of transitioning genders for the first book I will review by L.A. Witt that was just reissued in January. Then… read more

GunnShots: Spring 2011

A Roundup of Gay Crime Writing by Wayne Gunn Pickings were so slim all winter long that I thought there would be no spring column. But in March, a few worthy reads popped up at my favorite bookstore. Missing from their number was Rob Rosen’s anticipated Hawaiian comedy Hot Lava. It seems to be available… read more

New in March: Bachardy, Vidal, Jansson

& Books Not Found Anywhere Else Compiling this list every month is bar none my most challenging duty. Gathering a list of LGBT books published every month isn’t as easy as it seems. Pub dates change. Genres evolve. Authors come out. However, this is perhaps one of the most important jobs I get to do…. read more

New In January: Toibin, Levithan & Rich

How beautiful the turning of the year! If, like many of us, you made a resolution to read more books this year, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got tons of new tomes. Radclyffe and Richard Labonté kick off 2011 with new Best Romance anthologies both from Cleis Press. Meanwhile, the king of… read more

New in November: Ricky Martin & Portia de Rossi

This month two celebrity memoirs—Ricky Martin‘s Me and Portia de Rossi‘s Unbearable Lightness—will make likely bestsellers. Expect to see Martin and de Rossi on magazine covers all month. Lambda Literary Award Finalists Shawn Stewart Ruff, Armistead Maupin, David Levithan, Tracey Richardson,  and winner, Radclyffe all have new books out this month. One of our most anticipated books for… read more

New in September

September signals the start of the official fall book season, one of the busiest times of the year for publishers and authors alike. Some exciting fiction titles this month include Monique Truong‘s Bitter In the Mouth (Random House)—we interviewed Truong last month—and Yield (Kensington), the exciting debut from Lee Houck. In nonfiction, we’re excited about… read more