Literature

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diary of a drag queen: crystal rasmussen on writing a book "by a queer for queers about queers"

The brilliant debut book by Crystal Rasmussen is out today, and we're sharing an exclusive excerpt and intro by the fabulous author herself. This memoir is juicy and unapologetic. It might make you cry, and it will most definitely make you laugh.
Tom Rasmussen
2.7.19
Culture

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.
Alim Kheraj
5.18.18
Culture

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.
Paul Flynn
5.2.18
Literature

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.
Holly Shackleton
10.31.17
LGBT

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.
Alim Kheraj
10.12.17
Arts

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.
Kat Gillespie
8.31.17
News

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.
Alim Kheraj
8.10.17
Read

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...
Douglas Greenwood
8.8.17
Culture

legendary authors and the clothes they wore

Dress for the book you want to write, not the book you’ve written.
James Anderson
6.29.17
Culture

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".
Candice Carty-Williams
6.19.17
Culture

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.
Matthew Whitehouse
4.27.17
Books

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.
Philippa Snow
3.28.17
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