Sarah Neilson

Family, History, Identity: Nicole Chung's 'All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir'

Nicole Chung’s memoir of adoption, identity, and the meaning of family is out this month from Catapult.

Sarah Neilson
Family, History, Identity: Nicole Chung's 'All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir'

Sugar Isn't Alway Sweet: Roxane Gay's Collection "Ayiti" Explores Haitian Diaspora

Love, queerness, survival, pain, joy, intergenerational transference of cultural and political history — if you love Roxane Gay, you’ll love this collection. If you’ve never read Roxane Gay, why? And also read this.

Sugar Isn't Alway Sweet: Roxane Gay's Collection "Ayiti" Explores Haitian Diaspora

Lucky Strike: Nicola Griffith's "So Lucky" is a Flame of a Novel

This is a story about the monsters that eat us from the inside and the outside. It’s about the crippling power of biology and fear. It’s about a queer woman who finds herself stranded in a new reality and needs to rebuild her strength from scratch.

Lucky Strike: Nicola Griffith's "So Lucky" is a Flame of a Novel

Straying From Home: Chelsey Johnson's Stray City shows us how we stay, stray, hold close and let go; is also the best queer story so far this year

In the same way that being her true self alienated her conservative family of origin, Andy finds herself engaging in something that she knows will alienate her from her chosen family. In that crook between knowing who you are and learning who you are, Andy finds herself stuck, unmoored.

Straying From Home: Chelsey Johnson's Stray City shows us how we stay, stray, hold close and let go; is also the best queer story so far this year