Tag Archives: lgbt

Author Colm Tóibín on ‘Pulling Things Up and Out’

The Irish master discusses the creative impulse, his writing process, and why he finally started writing about queer characters.

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.