New In May: Bono, Bray, Bronksi

  • Chaz Bono‘s embargoed memoir, Transition, pubs on May 10 — we haven’t seen it yet — it’s a one-day laydown, but we’ll have a review soon. Meanwhile, Michael Schiavi‘s biography of Vito Russo, Celluloid Activist, promises to shed new light on an often overlooked LGBT civil rights pioneer.
  • In fiction, Alex Sanchez — our 2011 Mid-Career Novelist Recipient — has a novel out this month, Boyfriends with Girlfriends. Paul Lisicky — interviewed last week — has a new novel out, The Burning House. And R. Zamora Linmark‘s debut Leche is highly anticipated. In PW last month, Don Weise called it “humorous” and “refreshing.”
  • 2010 Writers’ Retreat Fellow — Laura Hershey‘s posthumous collection, Spark Before Dark, is now available for pre order. While, A Fast Life, the new Tim Dlugos collection also pubs next week.
  • One to watch: Nick Krieger‘s memoir Nina Here Nor There is described as “the next-generation Stone Butch Blues.” Well, Nick, you have our attention.

University of Wisconsin Press

Da Capo Press


Biography & Memoir

  • Adam’s Gift A Memoir of a Pastor’s Calling to Defy the Church’s Persecution of Lesbians and Gays by Jimmy Creech Duke University Press
  • Celluloid Activist The Life and Legacy of Vito Russo by Michael Schiavi University of Wisconsin Press [Review]
  • Is This the Real Life? The Untold Story of Queen by Mark Blake Da Capo Press
  • My Queer War by James Lord Farrar Straus Giroux (Paperback Reissue)
  • Transition The Story of How I Became a Man by Chaz Bono Dutton

Open Road

Coffee House

Etruscan Press



Simon & Schuster

Bold Strokes

Young Adult


Bold Strokes

Bold Strokes

Mystery & Crime Fiction


University of Texas Press



  • A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski Beacon
  • Bridging How Gloria Anzaldúa’s Life and Work Transformed Our Own by AnaLouise Keating, Gloria González-López University of Texas Press (April 2011)
  • Nina Here Nor There My Journey Beyond Gender by Nick Krieger Beacon
  • Queer Indigenous Studies Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature  edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Chris Finley, Brian Joseph Gilley, Scott Lauria Morgensen, edited by University of Arizona Press
  • The Brokeback Book From Story to Cultural Phenomenon edited by William R. Handley University of Nebraska Press


Finishing Line Press

Manic D Press


MLR Press



Romance — Gay


Bella Books

Bold Strokes

Romance — Lesbian