The Strange Life of Peggy Lee


Author James Gavin has previously written absorbing biographies of twentieth century jazz luminaries like Chet Baker and Lena Horne. In his latest effort he focuses on definitive sultry blonde ...
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Books In The Attic


Hackney Attic has a new monthly literary event which kicks off with a mixture of new and established authors, talks, discussion and fun. The first event will be hosted by esteemed author, Rupert ...
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Marc Almond by First Third Books


A limited edition hard back book, packed with images capturing the essence of the past 35 years in the life of Marc Almond, has been announced by First Third Books. Almond has opened up his own ...
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Christopher Logan’s dr.a.g


dr.a.g, the world’s most glamorous coffee table book, returns packed from cover to cover with even more sensational drag! Jeffree Star by Austin Young Christopher Logan has re-released his ...
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Drop trou for meat


London’s bloke-next-door-in-his-pants zine, meat, is holding an open shoot day where you can be photographed to appear in meat issue 15. Meat is the brainchild of head-honcho Adrian Lourie,
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An Interlude with Rupert Smith


Rupert Smith by Fannar Sveinn Gudmundsson for Beige, Issue 9 Rupert Smith is no stranger to Beige – you may have noticed the Amanda Lear interview in current Issue 9 was penned by the ...
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Polari literary salon spreads its wings


London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon Polari has been awarded a grant from Grants for the Arts, supported by the Arts Council of England. The grant will fund a national tour in the Autumn, ...
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Beige Recommends: The Pharmacist by Justin David


We are thrilled to hear that Beige regular contributor Justin David will have his debut novella The Pharmacist published this summer by SALT publishing. This publication will be one of the first ...
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Jonathan Kemp: The Penetrated Male


Jonathan Kemp’s new book The Penetrated Male is an important contribution to queer theory, which challenges our very own behaviours and the way we see each other. Justin David caught up with ...
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The Polari First Book Prize 2014


  Submissions to this year’s Polari First Book Prize are open, as will be formally announced this evening at the Polari Literary Salon at the Southbank Centre.  This year, for the first time, the
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Armistead Maupin: telling tales


As Tales Of The City author, Armistead Maupin, concludes his groundbreaking series with The Days of Anna Madrigal, Alex Hopkins meets him to talk transgender, Aids and emotional book signings. ...
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Mari Hannah named winner of the Polari First Book Prize 2013


Author of The Murder Wall, Mari Hannah, was named the winner of The Polari First Book Prize 2013 at the Purcell Room on London’s South Bank last night, and presented with a cheque for £1,000 ...
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Putting the ‘me’ in memoir


Mark O’Connell’s debut book ‘Catching Bullets – Memoirs of a Bond Fan’ has been shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. He shares some tips on writing an ...
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Interview: Jack Wolf


Jack Wolf’s novel The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones has been shortlisted for the 2013 Polari First Book Prize. Alex Hopkins caught up with Jack to talk about the fine line between ...
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Interview: Rebecca Idris


Rebecca Idris’ book The Sitar has been shortlisted for the 2013 Polari First Book Prize. Alex Hopkins caught up with Rebecca to talk about London’s ‘gaysian’ scene and ...
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