Discussing race in a culture hostile to discussing race, transnational trans characters, a book you can drink and more.
How the representation of queerness is changing in African writing; new Shirley Jackson and Dr. Seuss; teen magazines; sexism in publishing; and more.
Recent books featuring queer people of color, travelling and reading, reading and your brain, your favorite curse word and more. Plus coverage of the Harper Lee coverage.
Zines and sci-fi by people of color, queer magical realism, everything’s an essay, rewriting the diary and more.
Queer Book Club has lots of great recommendations, a new short story by Malinda Lo, a feminist coloring book and more!
Illustrated owls, Judy Blume’s new novel, the Lambda Literary Award winners, what Riese and Rachel have been reading, and more.
Sex scenes in YA, rereading books, stealing a pen from Douglas Adams’s grave and more.
Structuring and restructuring the self through notebooks, the city with the most bookstores per capita, poetry collections that are like documentaries and more.
Poets to start reading now, what to do about the VIDA results, kids being told to stop reading and more.
For National Poetry Month, an ode to the queer poets who talk about their love, fight for justice, and helped me save myself.
Books by people of color are more likely to be banned, Cherríe Moraga on the re-release of This Bridge Called My Back, a new webseries that’s basically lesbian pulp fiction come to life and more!
BOOK IT, forgotten feminist epics, recommended books by trans women, diversity and more.
Toni Morrison on experimenting, what Sappho sounded like, women authors to read immediately, a bunch of upcoming book-related events and more.
Lambda finalists, queer representation in comics, Emily Books getting more awesome and more.
Canadian queer women’s classic books, Asian American literature after Amy Tan, failing to keep a diary, optional bookmarks and more.
“I didn’t want the only thing I had ever known to be taken away from me. So I ignored my desires in order not to lose everything I loved.”
New Toni Morrison, make a tiny zine, literary podcasts, writing difference and more.
Marginalized writers learning to value their own stories, interviews with queer and trans artists of color, a new Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie story, bisexuality in sci fi and more.
An interview with Daisy Hernández, free ebooks and audiobooks, the end of “sweet, biddable girls” in fairy tales and more.
Come join the Speakeasy Book Club as we quest for literary enlightenment and embiggen our collective minds.