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Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather: Cosy romance novel celebrates feminism and queerness

New novel Birds of a Feather is a cosy romance that explores a historical queer love story. Centered around the relationship between a granddaughter (Beth) and grandmother (Elise), the pair track down Elise’s long lost love, Gerry. However, Beth soon finds out Gerry is a woman and her grandmother’s great love was thwarted by societal …

valentina gomez

Valentina Gomez: homophobe with flamethrower

While attending a book reading last week, Valentina Gomez, a Republican candidate for Missouri Secretary of State, took two books from the library shelves and burned them out the front of the library with a homemade flamethrower. Only in America we might reassure ourselves. But tryhard far-right Australian wingnuts are importing the rooting-tooting Yankee book-burning …

Will Kostakis young adult author calls out Catholic school request

Gay author invited to Catholic school told not to say gay

Australian young adult author Will Kostakis has shared his response to a Sydney Catholic school that asked him to “skip” the queer stuff during a Book Week talk to students. The author (above), who is gay, recounted the experience – sadly, not a new one for him – on social media and shared his response. …

Christian Wilkins publishes childrens book Princess Mitchell

Sweet message in Christian Wilkins’ new children’s book

First-time author Christian Wilkins has released a children’s picture book with a beautiful message about diversity. The openly gay influencer and Aussie entertainment industry heir put his own experiences into the cute story Princess Mitchell, illustrated by Meng Koach. The book is about “celebrating differences, overcoming adversity and embracing your identity.” “Mitchell and his cat, …

Christos Tsiolkas and his new novel The In-Between

Christos Tsiolkas’ new book is later-in-life gay love story

Two fifty-something gay men fall in love in Australian author Christos Tsiolkas’ new book The In-Between. The best-selling gay author of The Slap, Damascus, Barracuda and Loaded – the novel that became 1998 film Head On – released the new novel this week. In it, Perry, a fifty-something Greek-Australian man, returns to Melbourne single after …

Author Professor Noah Riseman in a suit leans up against a tree. Included in the image is the front cover of the book Transgender Australia A history since 1910.

The new book telling Australia’s transgender history

Professor Noah Riseman talks with QNews about his history book Transgender Australia and the importance of trans and gender-diverse voices. When writing his new book Transgender Australia, Professor Noah Riseman had one key question for potential participants: “How would you like the Australian public to think about the histories and experiences of trans people?” This …

Armistead Maupin Tales of the City

Armistead Maupin to release new Tales of the City book

Armistead Maupin has confirmed the release date of his new Tales of the City novel, Mona of the Manor, out in March next year. The gay author’s new book is the tenth in his beloved series and the first in a decade. Mona of the Manor will follow the character Mona Ramsey in the 1990s …

Dennis Altman book

Death in the Sauna: Dennis Altman talks new murder mystery novel

QNews’ Andrew M Potts speaks with veteran activist and author Dennis Altman about his new murder mystery novel Death in the Sauna. Where did the inspiration for this book come from?  For some decades I’ve had in my mind this idea that a gay sauna would be the perfect place to commit a murder, so …

Inheritance Kath O'Connor

‘Inheritance’ is a novel about love, loss and queer representation

Kath O’Connor was a general practitioner with the soul of a writer. But it would be a terminal diagnosis that finally led her to write her debut novel, Inheritance.  Despite experiencing little to no symptoms, Kath was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015. It was only after being diagnosed that she discovered she shared a …

Joseph Brennan

LOOSE LIPS: On my ‘gay-sex-on-the-troopships’ debut

“[Queen Elizabeth] waited for him in the Clyde, her hull a heavy mass of metal born from the sweat of the labour of men. […] She wore a drab military grey that made her features uncertain from a distance, keeping her mystery. They were called the monsters, and he could understand why as they approached …

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