April 2014

Nothing changes, everything changes and bookstores close. OR Books acquires Felice Picano’s NIGHTS IN RIZZOLI, a memoir chronicling his bookstore manager experience in its glamorous heyday as a New York City cultured hotspot. The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission declined to protect the Rizzoli interior and exterior. After much community outrage about the demolition, Rizzoli is set to close in April. Follow this link for Picano’s web site.

Open Road Media reissues William Mann’s ALL AMERICAN BOY, THE BIOGRAPH GIRL, OBJECT OF DESIRE, and his classic MEN FROM THE BOYS. Click here to go to Mann’s site.

In 2015 on the 50th anniversary, St. Martins will publish Tom Santopietro’s The Story of ‘The Sound of Music’: How One Young Nun, One Handsome Austrian Captain and Seven Singing Children Inspired the Most-Loved Film of All Time. Santopietro’s web site can be found here.

David J. Skal’s BRAM STOKER: THE FINAL CURTAIN will be published by Liveright in 2015. A homecoming of sorts, W.W. Norton first published Skal’s HOLLYWOOD GOTHIC, THE MONSTER SHOW and SCREAMS OF REASON over twenty years ago to great praise. Follow this link for Skal’s web site.

In 2016, Beacon will publish Martin Moran’s ALL THE RAGE. It redoubles his courageous exploration of the human frailty and anger felt in THE TRICKY PARTFollow this link to read Moran reminisce in the New York Times about acting in the play Titanic. Click here for Moran’s site.

Awards and nominations
For Borich, Bornstein and Whitaker

Barrie Jean Borich’s Body Geographic: A Memoir, is one of the top ten books included in The American Library Association’s LGBT Round Table list of 71 queer books for adults on its 2014 Over the Rainbow List. The memoir is also nominated for a Lambda Lesbian Memoir/biography award. Borich’s web site can be found here.

One of the top ten The ALA’s Rainbow Project (a joint committee between the LGBT-RT and Social Responsibilities Round Table) announced the 2014 Rainbow List consisting of about 30 titles for young readers is Kate Bornstein’s My New Gender Workbook. Follow this link for Bornstein’s web site.

Rick Whitaker’s AN HONEST GHOST published by Jaded Ibis Press is  nominated for the 2014 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction as well as the  Lambda Literary award for Gay General Fiction. Click here for Whitaker’s site.