Hugh Ryan

Hugh Ryan is a writer and curator, whose LGBTQ history of Brooklyn, When Brooklyn Was Queer, will be published in March 2019 by St. Martin’s Press. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, Buzzfeed, the LA Review of Books, Out, and many other venues. He has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and is the recipient of the 2016–2017 Martin Duberman Fellowship at the New York Public Library, a 2017 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, and a 2018 residency at The Watermill Center.


The Apocalypse of Adulthood

What happens when a '90s archetype grows up? Hugh Ryan reads "Black Wave" by Michelle Tea to find out....

My Year of Sarah Schulman

It would be easy to enjoy "The Cosmopolitans" even if you had never heard the name Sarah Schulman before....

Mapping the Family Possible

If same-sex marriage is the first step on this journey, where are we headed, and how do we go the rest of the way?...

AIDS Without Its Metaphors
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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