does it matter who writes queer stories?
There is a storm brewing in young adult fiction. A new book on the AIDS crisis has furthered debate around who should get commissioned and paid to tell certain stories.
hilton als has some issues with the word 'woke'
In White Girls, the Pulitzer prize-winning author explored race, sexuality, André Leon Talley and Eminem. He discusses its impact -- and potential sequel -- with Paul Flynn.
joan didion on california, social responsibility and becoming a cultural icon
As a documentary charting her life comes to Netflix, the legendary author speaks to i-D about what she’s learned during her 50 years as a writer.
life-changing queer lit
Man Booker prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst tells i-D about the books and authors who made a lasting impact on his identity as a gay man.
janet mock on writing a new kind of twenty-something
Janet Mock spent her twenties in New York, first interning at Playboy and later editing at People. Here's what she learned.
thank f$@*! swearing is on the rise in literature
Effing and blinding has never been more popular - and it’s all because we are better at expressing ourselves.
sex dolls, mind games and a dolphin fetish: inside alissa nutting's new, nonsensical novel
Alissa Nutting writes about things we all fear -- but she’s by no means an author of horror stories. Instead, she’s one of the rare writers of American fiction who touches on the topics the best-selling authors wouldn’t dare to; a fearless rebel of the...
legendary authors and the clothes they wore
Dress for the book you want to write, not the book you’ve written.
this black british writer is done with talking to white people about race
Sorry white folks, Reni Eddo-Lodge is not here to be your "magical Negro".
from prejudice to pride: good as you charts three decades of gay culture in britain
50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, Paul Flynn’s debut book Good As You looks back at the past three decades of his life, charting the extraordinary cultural milestones that paved the way for gay rights in the UK.
still in love with you: looking back at joan didion's a book of common prayer
As the celebrated novel turns 50, we reflect upon the writer's profound impact on modern literature.
david wojnarowicz: revisiting the legacy of the pioneering queer artist, writer and aids activist
As his blistering, autobiographical collection of essays Close to the Knives is reissued, i-D consider the profound influence of Wojnarowicz's work (from U2 covers to his iconic protest jacket), and its continued relevance today.
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