Band of Thebes queer lit survey

A quick post tonight to mention the Best LGBT Books of 2010 list posted this week at the Band of Thebes blog. I contributed a recommendation, as did 79 other writers — including Lillian Faderman, whose recommendation is exactly what I almost submitted! (She nominated The Little Stranger, which, while not explicitly a lesbian book, certainly read as queer to me too.) My choice was Emma Donoghue’s lovely Inseparable. But do go and read the whole list. It’s added many things to my mental TBR pile.

And speaking of Emma Donoghue, here’s a great review of Room, if you haven’t read it yet. I think it was probably my favorite book of the year, period.

Category: Books, Recommendations


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Beutner renders her multilayered heroine with beauty and delicacy, and concerns herself with no less than the intricacies of the soul.

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Katharine Beutner

I write fiction and creative nonfiction. I'm a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. My novel Alcestis, a retelling of the Greek myth, is now available from Soho Press.

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