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New In May: Bono, Bray, Bronksi

New In May: Bono, Bray, Bronksi

Author: Antonio Gonzalez Cerna

May 1, 2011

  • Chaz Bono‘s embargoed memoir, Transition, pubs on May 10 — we haven’t seen it yet — it’s a one-day laydown, but we’ll have a review soon. Meanwhile, Michael Schiavi‘s biography of Vito Russo, Celluloid Activist, promises to shed new light on an often overlooked LGBT civil rights pioneer.
  • In fiction, Alex Sanchez — our 2011 Mid-Career Novelist Recipient — has a novel out this month, Boyfriends with Girlfriends. Paul Lisicky — interviewed last week — has a new novel out, The Burning House. And R. Zamora Linmark‘s debut Leche is highly anticipated. In PW last month, Don Weise called it “humorous” and “refreshing.”
  • 2010 Writers’ Retreat Fellow — Laura Hershey‘s posthumous collection, Spark Before Dark, is now available for pre order. While, A Fast Life, the new Tim Dlugos collection also pubs next week.
  • One to watch: Nick Krieger‘s memoir Nina Here Nor There is described as “the next-generation Stone Butch Blues.” Well, Nick, you have our attention.

University of Wisconsin Press

Da Capo Press


Biography & Memoir

  • Adam’s Gift A Memoir of a Pastor’s Calling to Defy the Church’s Persecution of Lesbians and Gays by Jimmy Creech Duke University Press
  • Celluloid Activist The Life and Legacy of Vito Russo by Michael Schiavi University of Wisconsin Press [Review]
  • Is This the Real Life? The Untold Story of Queen by Mark Blake Da Capo Press
  • My Queer War by James Lord Farrar Straus Giroux (Paperback Reissue)
  • Transition The Story of How I Became a Man by Chaz Bono Dutton

Open Road

Coffee House

Etruscan Press



Simon & Schuster

Bold Strokes

Young Adult


Bold Strokes

Bold Strokes

Mystery & Crime Fiction


University of Texas Press



  • A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski Beacon
  • Bridging How Gloria Anzaldúa’s Life and Work Transformed Our Own by AnaLouise Keating, Gloria González-López University of Texas Press (April 2011)
  • Nina Here Nor There My Journey Beyond Gender by Nick Krieger Beacon
  • Queer Indigenous Studies Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature  edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Chris Finley, Brian Joseph Gilley, Scott Lauria Morgensen, edited by University of Arizona Press
  • The Brokeback Book From Story to Cultural Phenomenon edited by William R. Handley University of Nebraska Press


Finishing Line Press

Manic D Press


MLR Press



Romance — Gay


Bella Books

Bold Strokes

Romance — Lesbian


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About: Antonio Gonzalez Cerna

Antonio Gonzalez Cerna is the editor of and the former web producer for and His publishing background includes marketing and publicity positions with The Penguin Press, Riverhead, Berkley, NAL, DAW and Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books). Email | Facebook | Twitter

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