May 16, 2018

Queer Eye fashion expert Tan France is writing a memoir, which will be published by St. Martin’s Press next year. The still-untitled book details France’s story of growing up as “one of the few people of color” in small-town Northern England and his “experience of coming out to his family” and “revealing to them that he is happily married to his partner of over 10 years, a self-described gay Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City.”

Michelle Tea

Michiko Kakutani has released the cover and publication date of her upcoming book. The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump  will be published by Tim Duggan Books in July.

Pittsburgh City Paper editor Charlie Deitch has been fired. In a series of Tweets, Deitch explained that decision was motivated by his refusal to stop writing about Representative Daryl Metcalfe, who is a client of the paper’s parent company.

Lynne Tillman talks to David Ulin about the eight years she spent writing Men and Apparitions.

At Literary Hub, Carley Moore talks to Michelle Tea about failure, and success, and Jack Halberstam’s The Queer Art of Failure. “I think celebrating failure actually does a lot to erode the whole concept,” Tea said. “We are all fish swimming in the waters of capitalism thinking this is all there is, this success and failure binary; it’s so ingrained in us that even the most woke among us carry huge blind spots. But our purpose isn’t to ‘succeed.’ I think our purpose, if we have one, absolutely encompasses the experience of failure and everything we get from that.”

 

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