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Chelsea Manning Memoir to be Published in October

Chelsea Manning Memoir to be Published in October

Jun 23, 2022

A memoir by Chelsea Manning will come out this fall. The book is titled "README.txt," and it's scheduled for release on Oct. 18.

Cookie Mueller's Posthumous Prose

Cookie Mueller's Posthumous Prose

By Mark William Norby | Jun 21, 2022

"Walking through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black" by the late Cookie Mueller is the newly-expanded reissue of the original 1993 Semiotext(e) compilation of writings by the multi-talent known mostly for roles in early John Waters films.

Summer Books Round-Up III

Summer Books Round-Up III

By Jim Piechota | Jun 21, 2022

In our third and final installment of the Bay Area Reporter's Summer Books Series, we spotlight some amazing fiction, a new book about a trans youth's journey through grade school, and a sartorial exploration of the concept of the "Daddy."

'Nuclear Family' Fallout: Joseph Han's Stunning Debut Novel

'Nuclear Family' Fallout: Joseph Han's Stunning Debut Novel

By Tim Pfaff | Jun 21, 2022

The sociological construct of "nuclear family," signifying a familial unit whose members all live together. Joseph Han's first novel, "Nuclear Family," explodes it, leaving you with the spectacle of the mushroom cloud.

Independent Booksellers Grew in Number, Diversity in 2021

Independent Booksellers Grew in Number, Diversity in 2021

By Hillel Italie | Jun 16, 2022

New bookstores helped contribute to a year of solid growth and greater diversity for the American Booksellers Association, the trade group for independent bookstore owners.

Summer Books Round-Up, Part 2

Summer Books Round-Up, Part 2

By Jim Piechota | Jun 14, 2022

In our continuing Summer Books series, here are even more queer books coming to both physical and digital bookstores this summer. We list some exciting suspense novels, several books for younger readers, a graphic pictorial story for all ages.

Stories from OutWrite: Holding Queer Histories and Queer Bodies

Stories from OutWrite: Holding Queer Histories and Queer Bodies

By Julie R. Enszer | Jun 14, 2022

The co-editor of a new anthology of collected speeches from ten years of well-attended literary conference vicariously recalls memories of lost writers via a few collected images.

Lambda Literary Award 2022 Winners Announced

Lambda Literary Award 2022 Winners Announced

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 11, 2022

Lambda Literary announced the winners of the 34th Annual Lambda Literary Awards at a live virtual award ceremony on June 11.

Brian Selznick's 'Big Tree' to be Published Next Spring

Brian Selznick's 'Big Tree' to be Published Next Spring

By Hillel Italie | Jun 9, 2022

Brian Selznick's next book was inspired in part by a famous friend, Steven Spielberg.

'Unburnable' Copy of Handmaid's Tale Auctioned for $130,000

'Unburnable' Copy of Handmaid's Tale Auctioned for $130,000

By Hillel Italie | Jun 8, 2022

A specially commissioned, unburnable edition of Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" has been auctioned for $130,000, Sotheby's announced Tuesday.

Summer Books Roundup, Part 1

Summer Books Roundup, Part 1

By Jim Piechota | Jun 7, 2022

Summer is alive with new books on or about queerness from a kaleidoscopically-diverse array of LGBTQ subjects and authors. Here's Part One of a three-part sampling.

Review: Wicked Fun Awaits in 'Drama Oz'

Review: Wicked Fun Awaits in 'Drama Oz'

By Christopher Verleger | Jun 6, 2022

"Drama Oz" is a delightfully decadent mystery that pokes fun at the MGM classic.

Review: Nina LaCour's 'Yerba Buena' is a Powerful Work With Masterfully Illustrated Themes

Review: Nina LaCour's 'Yerba Buena' is a Powerful Work With Masterfully Illustrated Themes

By Christopher Verleger | Jun 3, 2022

"Yerba Buena" is a gripping account of two women destined to find each other.

Review: 'Secret City - The Hidden History Of Gay Washington' Separates the Facts From the Political Lore

Review: 'Secret City - The Hidden History Of Gay Washington' Separates the Facts From the Political Lore

By Lewis Whittington | Jun 2, 2022

Kirchick's history of antigay politics in Washington enlightens, fascinates, and repulses us, revisiting the ash heap of sensational political scandals.

Country Libraries Self-Censor LGBTQ+ Books as Pride Month Arrives

Country Libraries Self-Censor LGBTQ+ Books as Pride Month Arrives

Jun 2, 2022

Book displays targeting specific groups or topics such as Cajun heritage, Pride Month or Black History Month are prohibited indefinitely at public libraries in Louisiana's Lafayette Parish.

Wisconsin Gov. Evers Says GOP will Ban LGBTQ+ Books if He Loses

Wisconsin Gov. Evers Says GOP will Ban LGBTQ+ Books if He Loses

By Scott Bauer | Jun 1, 2022

Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday at a ceremony kicking off Pride Month that if he loses reelection in November, Republicans will take the "breathtaking" step to ban books, particularly those related to the LGBTQ community.

Going Viral: Microbiologist Joseph Osmundson's 'Virology'

Going Viral: Microbiologist Joseph Osmundson's 'Virology'

By Mark William Norby | Jun 1, 2022

Joseph Osmundson's new book establishes itself as a unique and singular archive of COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, queer theory, sociopolitical criticism, and a record of the viruses that are present in our guts, on our skin, and in our blood.

Rising Food Star Eitan Bernath Leans into World Comfort Food

Rising Food Star Eitan Bernath Leans into World Comfort Food

By Mark Kennedy | May 31, 2022

The book contains 85 comfort food recipes from across the globe, from a Sweet & Smoky Guac Burger to Turkish Red Lentil Soup and Kurdish Shamburak.

Jack Fritscher's 'Profiles in Gay Courage'

Jack Fritscher's 'Profiles in Gay Courage'

By Hank Trout | May 31, 2022

Jack Fritscher's newest book, "Profiles in Gay Courage: Leatherfolk, Arts, and Ideas, Essays and Interviews," is an illustrated collection of thirteen essays celebrating "authentic leatherfolk founders, icons, and superstars" in our recent history.

Olympian Tom Daley Announces Knitting Book, Coming in November

Olympian Tom Daley Announces Knitting Book, Coming in November

By Emell Adolphus | May 29, 2022

Tom Daley announced he is writing a book about knitting that will hit shelves in November.

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