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Pride Month | Sam Kenyon Interview

On this Pride Month edition of Love Your Library, we’re joined by Sam Kenyon who talks to us about his debut novel, I Am Not Raymond Wallace. Hear about the stories, articles and experiences that inspired Sam, as well as about what else he’s got in the pipeline at the moment. Plus, top up your pile as we hear from Ren, one of our library team assistants, and Cordelia, an avid library user, about their top LGBTQ+ picks.

Find the books mentioned in this episode:

The Gay Metropolis – Charles Kaiser

Secret Historian – Justin Spring

The Unbroken – C. L. Clark

The Jasmine Throne – Tasha Suri

She Who Became the Sun – Shelley Parker-Chan

Legends & Lattes – Travis Baldree

Mrs Dalloway – Virgina Woolf

Orlando – Virginia Woolf

The Hours – Michael Cunningham

One Last Stop – Casey McQuiston

Stone Butch Blues – Leslie Feinberg

Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin

In the Dream House – Carmen Maria Machado

The Transgender Issue – Shon Faye

The Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst

If you’ve not got enough recommendations from this episode, check out some more of Ren’s top choices to read this Pride month in our latest blog post.

Have you got a primary school-aged child? The summer reading challenge kicks off on 15 July, so visit the Hampshire Library’s Kids’ Zone to find out more.

If you enjoyed this episode, why not listen to our interviews with Judith Heneghan and Heather Morris, and catch up on our previous episode where we spoke to Annabelle Thorpe.