What can even be said about this year? Heres something at least the books, thankfully, were lit. As we wrote about in our list of over 100 lgbtq authors recommending the queer book that changed their lives, this june brought with it the important reminder of how the brick-throwing revolts that erupted fifty years ago in front of the stonewall inn in new york, the ones we champion as. this list of lgbt writers includes writers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or. The best gay authors may or may not choose to speak openly about their sexuality and tackle it as a theme in their writing or in their books. The lgbtq community has contributed wonderful pieces of writing from poems and novels to fantastic journalism and many gay writers of the 20th century, like oscar wilde and tennessee williams, are studied in school and revered for their work. There was an urgency, a novelty to the whole thing, said the gay author, who won the man booker prize for the line of beauty. the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer books in 2019 included fiction and nonfiction, poetry, science fiction and horror, graphic novels and more. In case you havent heard, the rainbow book awards were announced and i am very proud to say that listening to dust tied for third place in the best gay contemporary fiction category. The value of rain came in with an honorable mention in the same category at 7 and received and honorable mention at 5 for best gay debut novel. Until recently, contemporary lesbian literature has been centered around several small, exclusively lesbian presses, as well as online fandoms. However, since the new millennium began, many lesbian presses have branched out to include the works of trans men and women, gay and bisexual voices, and other queer works not represented by the mainstream press. Lesbian fiction can be hit or miss, something i learned quickly while running a lesbian book club in 2017.