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LGBTQ+ Fiction

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Authors who write LGBTQ+ Fiction


Anthony Bidulka
Writes the Russell Quant mystery series about a gay private detective. Canadian.

Emma Donoghue
Award winning author of fiction for adults and teens. Canadian.

Ellen Hart
Award-winning author of the Sophie Greenaway and Jane Lawless mystery series. American.

Alan Hollinghurst
An acclaimed author whose novel, "The Line of Beauty", won the 2004 Man Booker Prize. British.

Armistead Maupin
Best-selling author well-known for his "Tale of the City" series, some of which where adapted for television. American.

Shani Mootoo
Novels explore themes of sexuality and cutural identity. Canadian.

Shyam Selvadurai
An award-winning author whose novels include themes of sexuality and cultural identity. Canadian.

Mehmet Murat Somer
His Hop-Ciki-Yaya series feature a narrator who is a transvestite detective (by day a computer consultant, by night a nightclub owner). Translated into English from Turkish.

Sarah Waters
Historical Fiction. British.

Edmund White
Novels reflect gay middle-class life in urban United States from the 1970's through the 1990's. Fiction and non-fiction. American.

Zoe Whittall
Novels set in urban environments and alternative cultures. Canadian.

John Morgan Wilson
Novels include a gay male mystery series featuring Benjamin Justice.

Mark Richard Zubro
Writes the Paul Turner mystery series featuring a gay police officer. American.


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Pride Library
The Website of the Pride Library at the University of Western Ontario.




100 Best Lesbian and Gay Novels
From The Publishing Triangle, an association of lesbians and gay men in publishing, a list produced by a panel of writers along with an alternative list of suggestions from visitors to the site.

GLBT Literature
Home to the online Gay & Lesbian Reading Group, this site offers lists of recommended literature resources, including best books, sci fi, fantasy, horror and suspense/mystery. It also includes many related links as well as resources on film and art.

Lambda Literary Foundation
The Foundation presents awards for LGBT fiction and nonfiction, and their Web site contains lists of former winners as well as current nominees. It also features resources for readers, writers and publishers of LGBT books.

Queer Horror
Explores the horror genre and its relation to gays, lesbians, bisexuals or transgendered folk.Includes lots of information about horror books including plot outlines, reader reviews,  ratings and more!

Queer Sci Fi
This site covers LGBT characters in science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and horror fiction.