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Pride Reading List

Suggestions from our Authors

This Pride Month, we want to use our platform to celebrate LGBTQ2S+ authors and queer writing. Join us in doing so by sharing your favourite queer lit or Pride reading suggestion on Instagram using the hashtag #GetQueerLit. You’ll also find some wonderful reading suggestions from our authors right here.

Síle Englert is a queer, Autistic writer and multidisciplinary artist from London, Ontario. She is the author of two chapbooks and the forthcoming poetry collection The Lost Time Accidents

Recommended Reads

 The Gracekeepers (2015) by Kirsty Logan 
 An Unkindness of Ghosts (2017) by Rivers Solomon
 Past Lives, Future Bodies (2008) by K-Ming Chang (published under Kristin Chang)
 Other Houses (2017) by Kate Cayley

Triny Finlay is a queer poet, writer, teacher, and mother whose collections include Splitting OffHistories Haunt Us, and the forthcoming poetry book Myself A Paperclip.

Recommended Reads

 Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985) by Jeannette Winterson
 Stone Butch Blues (1993) by Leslie Feinberg
 Full Metal Indigiqueer (2017) by Joshua Whitehead
 A Place Called No Homeland (2017) by Kai Cheng Thom
 A History of My Brief Body (2020) by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Joelle Baron is a poet and writer. Their first poetry collection, Ritual Lights, was a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBTQ Writers.

Recommended Reads

 Junebat (2020) by John Elizabeth Stintzi
 Sulphurtongue (2021) by Rebecca Salazar
 Moldovan Hotel (2021) by Leah Horlick
 it was never going to be okay (2020) by jaye simpson

J.R. McConvey is the author of the short story collection Different Beasts.

“As a straight guy, I owe my introduction to the world of queer literature to two things. The first is early versions of Word on the Street in Toronto, when you could pick up books from indie presses in tents set up on Queen West. I remember coming home with a copy of Todd Klinck’s Tacones: High Heels that I think I got in a swag bag. The second is the time I spent working at Eye, the Toronto alt-weekly, where I was surrounded by cool people and culture and learned about writers like Derek McCormack and R.M. Vaughan. Ever since, it’s been wonderful to watch queer writing grow and blossom into the juggernaut it is today.”

Recommended Reads 

 Parable of the Sower (1993) by Octavia Butler
 Spells (2003) by R.M. Vaughan 
 The Haunted Hillbilly (2003) by Derek McCormack 
 These are not the potatoes of my youth (2019) by Matthew Walsh 
 Gideon the Ninth (2019) by Tamsyn Muir 

Find more recommendations from our authors by following the hashtag #GetQueerLit and share your own!

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