In Bulgaria after communism, personal freedom is improving but homosexual love remains a cultural taboo. This is the setting for What Belongs to You, Garth Greenwell’s novel about the life of a young American man in search of love, sex and ‘helpless desire’. Powerful and richly characterised, the book has been hailed as ‘the great gay novel of our times’ (New Republic), and ‘an instant classic’ (New York Times).
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LGBTQIA+ Voices at Edinburgh International Book Festival17 Aug 2016
From Sue Perkins to Juno Dawson, there's LGBTQIA+ representation throughout the Book Festival programme
Lack of diversity in the publishing world may be rife, but Edinburgh International Book Festival has taken pains to ensure that visitors to the festival can experience the best in LGBTQIA+ writing. From literary superstars like Ali Smith and Jenni Fagan…