Out and Proud: LGBTQ Literature

Sat., June 24
10:30-11:30 a.m.
McCormick Place West, W190a
cosponsored with GLBTRT

Join us as we welcome authors Eileen Myles, Rakesh Satyal, Joseph Cassara, and Sophie Yanow, who will discuss their latest books and their lives as writers. A book signing will follow. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Eileen Myles (photo credit: Peggy O'Brien) Eileen Myles

Afterglow (a dog memoir), Grove Press/Perseus
Sept. 2017; $24; 9780802127099

Eileen Myles is the author of 19 books, including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a 2015 reissue of Chelsea Girls. Myles is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, and the Shelley Prize from the PSA. In 2016 Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. Currently they teach at NYU and Naropa University and live in Marfa, Texas, and New York.




Rakesh SatyalRakesh Satyal

No One Can Pronounce My Name, Picador/Macmillan
May 2017; $26; 9781250112118

Rakesh Satyal is the author of the novel Blue Boy, which won the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction and the 2010 Prose/Poetry Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. Satyal was a recipient of a 2010 Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts and two fellowships from the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony. His writing has appeared in New York magazine, Vulture, Out magazine, and The Awl. A graduate of Princeton University, he has taught in the publishing program at New York University and has been on the advisory committee for the annual PEN World Voices Festival. He lives in Brooklyn.


Joseph CassaraJoseph Cassara

The House of Impossible Beauties, Ecco/HarperCollins
Feb. 2018; $26.99; 9780062676979

Joseph Cassara was born and raised in New Jersey. He holds degrees from Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been a writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass. This is his first novel.


Sophie Yanow (photo credit: Luce Tremblay-Gaudette)Sophie Yanow

War of Streets and Houses, Uncivilized Books/Consortium
2014; $10.95; 9780984681488

Sophie Yanow is a cartoonist, translator and educator. Her first graphic novel, War of Streets and Houses (Uncivilized Books), was nominated for the Doug Wright Spotlight Award and the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel. Her comics journalism has appeared online in places like The Guardian and The Nib. Her translation of Pretending is Lying by Dominique Goblet was published by NYRC in February 2017. What is a Glacier?, a story about grief and climate change, was published by Retrofit in May 2017. She teaches at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.