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MELISSA FEBOS talks about GIRLHOOD her collection of essays with Golnoosh Nour

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Golnoosh Nour interviews Melissa Febos about her collection of essays: GIRLHOOD (Bloomsbury, 2021)

 

Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, WHIP SMART (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection, ABANDON ME (Bloomsbury 2017), which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and was widely named a Best Book of 2017. Her second essay collection, GIRLHOOD, a national bestseller, was published by Bloomsbury on March 30. A craft book, BODYWORK, will be published by Catapult on March 15, 2022.

Melissa Febos is just one of the many authors from around the world participating in Miami Book Fair 2021, the nation’s largest gathering of writers and readers of all ages. They are all so looking forward to sharing their work, thoughts, and new ideas with everyone, in person and on line. Please visit www.miamibookfair.com for more information, for follow MBF at @miamibookfair #miamibookfair2021

 

Her interviewer Golnoosh Nour is the author of The Ministry of Guidance and other stories – shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2021. Her poetry collection ROCKSONG was recently published by Verve Poetry Press. Her work has also appeared in Granta, Spontaneous Poetics, and Columbia Journal amongst others. Golnoosh teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Reading and the University of Westminster. She has co-edited Magma 80 and an anthology of contemporary queer writing forthcoming from Muswell Press. 

 



Queerguru’s pick of MUST SEE FILMS @ NEWFEST FILM FESTIVAL

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  32 years ago, a NYC-based queer film movement was born. Founded in 1988 in direct response to the AIDS crisis,  NEWFEST the New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival has been a tentpole of NYC’s queer cultural scene. In the subsequent years, it has expanded into a film and media organization with year-long programs to serve … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews Terence Davies’ queer WW1 drama Benediction at London Film Festival

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  For many British people, the poetic works of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen were the only rebukes to British nationalism that they were ever taught in school. Sasson recounted not just the wounds of the Great War but also spoke with contempt of the incompetence of the generals, the jingoism of politicians, and the … Continue reading



Peteer Rebane + Tom Prior talk about their Estonian queer romance FIREBIRD

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Estonian filmmaker Peeter Rebane and Brit actor/writer Tom Prior’s Firebird Movie has been the hottest queer romance drama on the #LGBTQ Film Festival this year: particularly satisfying for a story about forbidden love in the Soviet Union.

On the eve of the movie being the Gala Opening Movie at OUTshine Film Festival the pair talked with Queerguru.  (PS the film will also be available online during the Festival).

https://firebirdmovie.com/

 

 

 

PS You can read our full review of the film here :

 

Queerguru @BFI Flare : FIREBIRD a tale of life, love and loss



Queerguru’s Ris Fatah and his favorite picks at FREIZE London Art Fair

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Frieze London is one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs, focusing only on contemporary art and living artists, and takes place each October in The Regent’s Park, in the heart of London. The fair’s exhibiting galleries represent some of the most exciting artists working today, from the emerging to the iconic; and a … Continue reading



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