Sketchtasy

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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's memoir, The End of San Francisco (City Lights 2013), won a Lambda Literary Award in transgender nonfiction, and her most recent anthology, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform (AK Press 2012), was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.  She joins David Naimon on Between the Covers to discuss her latest book, the novel Sketchtasy.  "Sketchtasy is a powerful firecracker of a novel; it's not just one of the best books of the year, it's an instant classic of queer literature.”—Michael Schaub, NPR Books;  "Sketchstasy is a call to reject the norms dictated to us by those who would never care about us but insist on telling us how to live — or die — as a way of obtaining the approval that will never come. It’s also a call to reject even the imitation of those norms. As a writer, over three novels, a memoir and five anthologies, Sycamore is someone who has always wanted revolution more than acceptance, and dreams that maybe that could be the best party of all. And this novel is her grand masked ball."—Alexander Chee

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