The Irish master discusses the creative impulse, his writing process, and why he finally started writing about queer characters.
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Garth Greenwell on the Poetry of Being an Outsider
“I had no intention of writing about childhood or Kentucky in the 90s or being a queer person there…”
Writing as Therapy: Damon Galgut on Unpicking a Psychological Knot Through Fiction
The award-winning gay author Damon Galgut reflects on the compulsion behind crafting stories – and what it means to be a “real” novelist.
Acclaimed Author Edmund White on Capturing The Gay Experience
“In fiction you have an obligation to show representative characters… you don’t just want to show a bunch of freaks.”
A powerful portrait of the immigrant experience: “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” reviewed
This is easily one of the best debut novels of the year: an unflinching, lyrical dissection of tragedy and trauma — large and small.
Alan Hollinghurst: Lines of beauty
The Man-Booker author Alan Hollinghurst talks about Tennyson and taking ecstasy.
Zanele Muholi: Speaking back to hate
“I’ve never produced a picture for fun,” says Zanele Muholi. “I’ve only ever produced photographs to speak on or against something. I need to conscientize people.”
Portrait of an artist without a home
Chuma Somdaka fled prejudice to live on a park bench. Now her art keeps her whole.
Rugby’s Jozi Cats are tackling gay stereotypes
Forget the Springboks. On training with the Jozi Cats, Africa’s first competitive gay rugby team.