How many times have I told myself not to neglect the weekly link round up, and yet, here I am again with 175 things starred to share with you.
The big news in queer literature, according to internets, is
A) The American Library Association has added the Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award (for queer children’s literature) to their Youth Media Awards. Read about it at Newser, Forbes, Advocate, New York Times, babble, MG McFarrelly, Lambda Literary, Oh My Godot, etc. Think of the children! (Also, pet peeve: this is not a “gay” award, or a “gay and lesbian” award: it’s a queer award. This should be especially obvious when you quote that it honours books “relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered experience” within your article. Sigh.)
and B) Taiwan’s first gay and lesbian bookstore!, opened 11 years ago, has a bathroom with transparent walls. Why this is suddenly news, or international news at all, I have no idea. But you can read about it at Daily News and Analysis, Education Blog, and many other sites that have copy-and-pasted them.
- Jeanette Winterson to pen a new memoir, horror novella
- Your Gay Fall Book Guide: Books By and About Lesbians
- Portia DeGeneres lets us in with ‘Unbearable Lightness’
- Across the Page: Must Reads
- An interview with Eileen Myles
Lambda Literary posted
- “Book Buzz #23 November 2010”
- their nominees for the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards
- an interview with Carol Guess
- New LGBT Books in November
- two poems from Joy Ladin’s forthcoming book, Coming to Life
- My First Queer Book? ‘Curious Wine’
- Don Weise Launches Indie LGBT Publisher, Magnus Books
Women and Words posted
- a video with author Cheri Crystal
- 3 It Gets Better videos from lesbian authors Kim Baldwin, Lee Lynch, and Nell Stark
- an interview with Mavis Applewater
- Bold Strokes Books Victory Editions: More than Romance
- a video about tackling weighty issues in lesbian fiction
- a video about reviews
More lesetc author news and book reviews under the cut.
Ann Bannon did a guest post at Our Big Gayborhood.
Stella Duffy has been named a hero of 2010 by Stonewall.
Nancy Garden posted a list of her top lesbian teen books.
Rebekah Matthews was interviewed at The Battered Suitcase Blog.
Long Time Passing: Lives of Older Lesbians edited Marcy Adelman was reviewed at Queer Authors 50 Book Challenge.
When Gay People Get Married by M. V. Lee Badgett was reviewed at Queer Reader.
Split the Aces by Jove Belle was reviewed at Loving Venus – Loving Mars.
Butch Is A Noun by S. Bear Bergman was reviewed at The Femme’s Guide.
Biting The Apple by Lucy Jane Bledsoe was reviewed at Bookish Butch.
Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue was reviewed at Kelsey Excelsior’s Book Review.
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue was reviewed at Nuttermother.
Tell It Slant by Beth Follett was reviewed at Reading Through Life.
Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden was reviewed at Worn Books.
Girl Unwrapped by Gabriella Goliger was reviewed at The Vancouver Sun.
Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City edited by Ariel Gore was reviewed at Lambda Literary.
The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall was reviewed at Queer Authors 50 Book Challenge.
The Killing Room by Gerri Hill was reviewed at Paper Adventures.
Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff was reviewed at Bibrary Bookslut.
Wings of Equity by Sean Kennedy was reviewed at Loving Venus – Loving Mars.
Trick of the Dark by Val McDermid was reviewed at Out In Perth.
Pain Au Chocolat by K Christine Martin was reviewed at Loving Venus – Loving Mars.
Side by Side by Isabel Miller was reviewed at Queer Authors 50 Book Challenge.
Strangers In Paradise, V.2 by Terry Moore was reviewed at Stella Matutina.
Bobby Blanchard, Lesbian Gym Teacher by Monica Nolan was reviewed at Lambda Literary.
1049 Club by Kim Pritekel was reviewed at Bibrary Bookslut.
The Fact of a Door Frame: Poems Selected and New, 1950 – 1984 by Adrienne Rich was reviewed at Queer Auhors 50 Book Challenge.
New Order by Jess C Scott was reviewed at Bibrary Bookslut.
Do Not Disturb by Carsen Taite was reviewed at Lambda Literary.
Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica edited by Tristan Taormino was reviewed at Lambda Literary.
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters was reviewed at VA Bibliophile.
Body Language by Kenna White was reviewed at Lambda Literary.
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson was reviewed at a grand and one.
Turn For Home by Lara Zielinsky was reviewed at Lambda Literary.