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    A perfect gift for #LGBTHistoryMonth

    More than 2,000 years of LGBTQ+ writing from around the world

    700 pages of stories, poems, memoirs and excerpts from novels by Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bisexual and Queer writers from around the world


About The Book

Since the dawn of literature, queer people have turned to writing to document their existence: to share great triumphs and deep despairs; to praise the virtues of their lover, share their loneliness and proclaim their lust; to tell of their peculiarities and mundanities. For almost as long, they have been censored and bowdlerised, persecuted and relegated to the margins. No longer.

In these pages, readers will hear Homer's Achilles beat his chest in grief over the loss of his lover Patroclus and Paul Verlaine extol his lover's most intimate erogenous zones. They will see Alison Bechdel tiptoe, then leap out of the closet and Juno Dawson come out again, but differently. They will bite and lick and groan in sweet surprise with Roz Kaveney, and fall in and out of love with Qiu Miaojin in Paris and Taiwan. They will recognise Queer saints and icons – Audre Lorde, Larry Kramer, Virginia Woolf and Oscar Wilde – and meet the new figures carrying forward their legacy, including Keith Jarrett, Zhang Yueran, Imogen Binnie, Cat Fitzpatrick and Niviaq Korneliussen, among others.

In Queer, Frank Wynne allows LGBTQ+ voices to ring out, unashamed and unabashed, in eighty pieces that straddle the spectrum of queer existence: short stories, poems, essays, extracts and scenes from 36 countries the world over, from ancient times until yesterday.

Valentine Ackland
Reinaldo Arenas
John Better Armella
Neil Bartlett
Alison Bechdel
Aphra Behn
Imogen Binnie
Jane Bowles
Karin Boye
Rita Mae Brown
William Burroughs
Constantine Cavafy
Patrizia Cavalli
Yau Ching
Ismat Chughtai
Juno Dawson
Juana Inés de la Cruz
Jacek Dehnel
Emily Dickinson
Cat Fitzpatrick
Patrick Gale
Damon Galgut
Federico García Lorca
Rosie Garland
Allen Ginsberg
Hervé Guibert
Thom Gunn
Radclyffe Hall
Philip Hensher
Patricia Highsmith
Magnus Hirschfeld
Alan Hollinghurst
A. M. Homes
Hoshino Tomoyuki
A. E. Houseman
Langston Hughes
Keith Jarrett
Roz Kaveney
King James Bible
Niviaq Korneliussen
Larry Kramer
Hezy Leskly
Anne Lister
Max Lobe
Kirsty Logan
Sergio Loo
Audre Lorde
Amy Lowell
Katherine Mansfield
Alma Mathijsen
Armistead Maupin
Carson McCullers
Andrew McMillan
Qiu Miaojin
Murathan Mungan
Bruce Nugent
Wilfred Owen
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Paul B. Preciado
A. Revathi
Arthur Rimbaud
Lawrence Schimel
Abdellah Taïa
Takahashi Mutsuo
Colm Tóibín
Sylvia Townsend
Marina Tsvetaeva
Paul Verlaine
Hida Viloria
Renée Vivien
Walt Whitman
Oscar Wilde
Jeanette Winterson
Nicholas Wong
Virginia Woolf
Zhang Yueran
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