Life – fierce, painful, unyielding, complicated – bursts from every page of The Tiger Flu, which tells a story of love (and hate) between women in a futuristic world overrun by corporate technocracy and the effects of climate change.
Whether you’re into some kind of witchery yourself or you’d rather keep it fictional, thanks, here’s an overview of some of the best books from 2018.
There were a lot of awesome 2018 queer books. Here are the year’s best!
Can you believe we haven’t talked about books with non-binary characters yet? Here are eight great ones, mostly written by non-binary authors.
Topics include The National Enquirer, Anne Frank, Larry Nasser and USA gymnastics, how to save a life, our lives on a mattress, food writing, ballet, teen tv dramas and The Oregon Trail.
The word of the year, the curiosity crisis in schools, the art of seeing, and more.
Are they literary heavy hitters for which you’ll need a thesaurus and previous experience reading Nietzsche? No! Are they fun romps through a winter wonderland with queer characters? Yes! Are said characters often trapped in places and hate each other at first but then fall in love and there’s really no risk except that which makes the love even more defined? Yes!
“I was going to do a story about trans women arming themselves? And all the edits we got back were like, ‘Can your characters look directly at the reader and quote trans murder statistics from last year?'”
“It’s the urgency of being a girl, in the broadest sense of that admittedly binary term, of being a marginalized person and knowing in your heart that you have the power to change your world.”
Topics include Erotic Photo Hunt, Dorothy Allison, school lunch, alt-right extremists, The Spotted Pig, “People in Trouble,” murder on the Appalachian trail, and so much more!
Limiting access to books in prisons is bad for everyone, what happens when you wreck a library book, the best time to write, and more!
A true map, it never says: this is the way to go, what to do. Instead, Piepzna-Samarasinha tells us what has worked for some people at some times, what could be done better, and also what went super wrong.
In August, Book Riot published a list of the Best Books Set In Every State, and I thought to myself, as I so often do, “What if we did a list like this, but for queer women?”
Topics include being nocturnal, The Virgin Suicides, bookstores, the tragic death of a sex worker in Queens, video game addiction, Darius Miles, More to Me, life after exoneration and more!
A literature of women’s madness, witchy books to read right now, why buying books won’t save independent bookstores and more.
Informed citizens unite!
Pick up one of these 13 books about LGBTQ history and learn about your queer and trans ancestors!
Mary Lambert talked to Autostraddle about vulnerability, the impossibility of separating the art from the artist, and her incredible new book of poems.
Topics include The Good Place, The English Patient, child abuse, Dr. Death (again, sorry!), working at Disneyland, “radical sex,” ’90s webzines and so much more!
Loving unlikable women in literature, talking about horror, new poetry by Ursula K. Le Guin, how to start making zines, and more.