A very interesting discussion on the subject has started online at Afterelton.com., featuring two of the more successful gay authors of today, Michael Jensen and Brent Hartinger. The interviewer and the writers all seem to assume that the great days of gay literary fiction are past. They may be right. (I'd prefer to think that they're wrong, and I suspect they would too.)
Meanwhile though, our own Nick DiMartino continues his effort to preserve and promote the best of GLBT fiction in the ongoing Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club -- meeting weekly at Dunshee House, every Wednesday at 6PM.
Our first book, Breakfast With Scot, is proving to be the subject for a fairly wide ranging discussion of issues of gender, class and gay humor, as well as a grand excuse for homemade eatables, chat and good, multi generational gay company. Author Michael Downing has agreed to answer our questions and has already provided us with a good deal to think about from our very first exchange with him. (Keep an eye on this blog for more from the author soon.)
Please come by and check it out.