First, to wrap-up a detail from last year.
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
was the winner of the 2015 Green Carnation Prize. It also won the Man Booker – in case you missed that one.
You can read more about it at the Green Carnation Prize.
Now, on to 2016.
Dates for the popular Polari Book Salon at the Southbank Centre are up for the first three months of the year so put them on your calendar.
The Naked Boys are Reading some more in January. On the 17th for Brunch and the 28th in their regular digs at the Shoreditch Hotel. Look them up on Facebook as these events aren’t on their website yet.
And I hear that SoSoGay will be returning from its hiatus and will hopefully continue its fine tradition of promoting books of interest to a LGBT audience. Stay tuned.
Finally, a good friend of mine passed along one of her resolutions for 2106;
“And I also want to read at least one book each month that is either written by or features main characters that are either not straight or not white. Your blog helped introduce me to some really great writing in years past, and I kind of fell off that last year, so I really want to make a more concerted effort this year. I just think that in 2016, there really is space enough on the shelves for more diverse writing, and it definitely needs to be read.”
We here at Good Gay Read couldn’t agree more.