The Only Gay Book in the Village
When Alan Hollinghurst won the 2005 Man Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty, the mainstream press celebrated it as the first time a gay novel had taken home the award.
But what makes a piece of writing gay? The author? The subject matter? The characters? Is Queer literature alive and well in Australia and what value is there in identifying it as such?
We ask some of Australia’s finest gay and lesbian writers if they are Gay and Lesbian Writers. How central is sexuality to their work?
William Yang is a writer and visual artist. William Yang was born in North Queensland, Australia. He moved to Sydney in 1969 and worked as a freelance photographer documenting Sydney’s social life which included the glamorous, celebrity set and the hedonistic, sub-cultural, gay community In 1989 h... Read more
Fiona McGregor is a Sydney writer and artist working across a range of disciplines including writing, performance, video and installation. She writes novels, essays, articles and reviews, and has published 5 books. Her latest is the bestselling novel Indelible Ink published by Scribe in June 2010. H... Read more
Sophie Cunningham is a non-fiction writer and novelist with a passion for trees, walking and broader environmental issues. Sophie’s most recent books are This Devastating Fever (Ultimo Press) and Flipper and Finnegan –The True Story of How Tiny Jumpers Saved Little Penguins (Albert Street Books)... Read more
Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia (2012), the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic (2017) and editor of Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019). He’s also an AWGIE Award-winning screenwriter who created and co-wrote three seasons of the award-winning TV series The Family Law (SBS... Read more
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