Stories that illuminate the condition of the modern world.
Review: Stone Fruit by Lee Lai
A sympathetic and warts-and-all depiction of love, loss and family.
Review: Tilt by Kate Lilley
Poems that are all about the hidden things.
Review: Son Of Sin by Omar Sakr
A heady mix of mundane and heavenly, the sins of the flesh and the yearning of the spirit.
Five gay things I learned from The Boy In The Dress
A story of a murder in the 1940s becomes a much bigger, and queerer, tale of Australia’s history.
Review: The Death Of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
An insight into the silence and stigma of living queer in Nigeria.
Review: Dark Rise by C. S. Pacat
Although slow to get going, Dark Rise ably sets the scene for CS Pacat’s YA fantasy trilogy.
Review: Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor
Brandon Taylor continues to explore Black, queer Midwest life.
Review: Permafrost by SJ Norman
A collection of haunted stories that unsettle like the melting permafrost of the title.
Review: Fourteen by Shannon Malloy
A harrowing memoir of growing up gay in regional Australia.