Author Archives: Katelin Deushane

What We’re Reading—October 2022

The following titles have been read and have received at least one yes vote for the final list. Nonfiction A Girlhood: Letter to my Transgender Daughter by Carolyn Hays A Girlhood is a love letter to a child who has always known exactly who she is—and who is waiting for the rest of the world to […]

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Under Consideration for August 2022

What We’re Reading—August The following titles have been read and have received at least one yes vote for the final list. Fiction and Poetry Manywhere by Morgan Thomas The nine stories in Morgan Thomas’s shimmering debut collection witness Southern queer and genderqueer characters determined to find themselves reflected in the annals of history, whatever the […]

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Under Consideration for July 2022

These books have at least one yes vote by the members of the committee. Fiction and Poetry Girl’s Guide to Leaving by Laura Villareal Tumbleweeds and wandering cacti litter the page, coyotes croon at the prose. In poems haunted by specters of intimate partner violence, Girl’s Guide to Leaving considers what it means to escape the love […]

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Under Consideration June 2022

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror: Fiction and Poetry Chef’s Kiss by TJ Alexander A high-strung pastry chef’s professional goals are interrupted by an unexpected career transition and the introduction of her wildly attractive nonbinary kitchen manager in this deliciously fresh and […]

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Considerations for May 2022

Fiction Boys Come First by Aaron Foley This hilarious, touching debut novel by Aaron Foley, author of How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass, follows three Black gay millennial men looking for love, friendship, and professional success in the Motor City.  The Con Artist by Luke Healy Luke Healy’s playful, hilarious third graphic novel uses […]

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What We are Reading–March-April 2022

The following titles have been read and have received at least one yes vote for the final list. Fiction and Poetry All the Things We Don’t Talk About by Amy Feltman  A story of betrayal and trauma alongside queer love and resilience, All the Things We Don’t Talk About is a celebration of and a […]

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