Love Alters: Lesbian Love Stories

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Twenty-nine stories from writers both new and established, edited by the bestselling author of Room!  

Love Alters is an exciting anthology featuring both internationally renowned authors as well as newer authors from all across the English-speaking world. Countries represented here include England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, South Africa, America, Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad, Australia, and New Zealand.  Compiled not because the authors identify as lesbian (or agree with...

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Overview

Twenty-nine stories from writers both new and established, edited by the bestselling author of Room!  

Love Alters is an exciting anthology featuring both internationally renowned authors as well as newer authors from all across the English-speaking world. Countries represented here include England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, South Africa, America, Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad, Australia, and New Zealand.  Compiled not because the authors identify as lesbian (or agree with labels at all) each of these stories deals with themes of love, lust, loss, or a combination of the three, by women writers of all persuasions. The result is a wild, exciting, and fresh anthology that was honored as a Lambda Literary Award finalist upon first publication in 1999.

With its focus on new writing as well as established writers the authors featured here include:   Dorothy Allison, Patricia Dunker, Tanith Lee, Jennifer Levin, Anna Livia, Ingrid Macdonald, Sara Maitland, Shani Mootoo, Ali Smith, Elizabeth Taylor, Shay Youngblood, and many others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620877036
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 779,195
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Emma Donoghue
Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the international bestseller Room, as well as the bestselling Slammerkin, The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask, Hood, and Stirfry. Her story collections are The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, Kissing the Witch, and Touchy
Subjects. She also writes literary history, and plays for stage and radio.
She lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two small children.

Biography

Emma Donoghue is an award-winning Irish writer who lives in Canada. At 34, she has published six books of fiction, two works of literary history, two anthologies, and two plays.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, on 24 October 1969, Emma is the youngest of eight children of Frances and Denis Donoghue. She attended Catholic convent schools in Dublin, apart from one year in New York at the age of ten. In 1990 she earned a first-class honours B.A. in English and French from University College Dublin, and in 1997 a Ph.D. (on the concept of friendship between men and women in eighteenth-century English fiction) from the University of Cambridge. Since the age of 23, Donoghue has earned her living as a full-time writer. After years of commuting between England, Ireland, and Canada, in 1998 she settled in London, Ontario, where she lives with her lover and their son.

Biography courtesy of the author's official web site.

Good To Know

Some outtakes from our interview with Donoghue

"The youngest of eight children, I would never have been conceived if a papal bull hadn't guilt-tripped my poor mother into flushing her pills down the toilet.

"The nearest I've ever got to 'honest toil' was a chambermaiding job in Wildwood, New Jersey, at the age of 18. I got fired for my 'low bathroom standards.' "

"My lover and I have a one-year-old son called Finn, whose favorite thing is to rip books out of my hands and eat them.

"I am clumsy, a late and nervous driver, and despise all sports except a little gentle dancing or yoga.

"I have never been depressed or thrown a plate, which I attribute to the cathartic effects of writing books about people whose lives are more grueling than mine.

"I am completely unobservant and couldn't tell you how many windows there are in our living room.

"I would be miserable in beige; I mostly wear red, purple, and black.

"The way to my heart is through Belgian milk chocolate.

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    1. Hometown:
      London, England and Ontario, Canada
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 24, 1969
    2. Place of Birth:
      Dublin, Ireland
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English and French, University College Dublin, 1990; Ph.D. in English, University of Cambridge, 1998
    2. Website:

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