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.
Review: Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez
A story of growing up black and queer in the UK.
Review: Detransition, Baby
Detransition, Baby is out to shake your notions of gender and family to their core.
Review: Revenge by S. L. Lim
A furious and thrilling novel about the “lives you might have had.”
Five new queer films to add to your watchlist
My pick of the recent Melbourne Queer Film Festival.