writers being real

Writers being real is a collection of images of writers doing things like not writing. This collection is deliberately named. It could be called The Life of the Author, but then you might think I don't believe in The Death of the Author. And I do.


Ladies and gentlemen, Leslie Feinberg’s hand being real. Please read the text below too.



I have taken back my author rights
to Stone Butch Blues.

I am working on plans for a
20th-anniversary author edition
of Stone Butch Blues
for Spring 2013

A digital multi-media edition will be
available free online.

A not-for-profit, at-cost print edition
will be available for order online,
as well.

During our visit in jail,
I asked CeCe McDonald
if I could dedicate
Stone Butch Blues to her.

I’m thrilled to announce:
She said “Yes!”

When I saw this attached photo
for the first time, it was clear to me,
that this is the dedication photograph!!

More information on
novel publication as it develops.

Soon, I’ll also post information
regarding translations.


Vladmir “It is not improbable that had there been no revolution in Russia, I would have devoted myself entirely to lepidopterology and never written any novels at all” Nabokov at work.

Maurice Sendak (on the right) before he grew up and wrote the book we all read before we grew up. And also after we grew up. Rest in peace.

Please enjoy this picture of denim-clad Dorothy Allison lounging on a motorcycle

A young Eileen Myles being real handsome with this dog. Please note: they’re wearing the same expression.

Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know if you can handle this but: Virginia Woolf at the beach!

The Great Gatsby was published in April 1925, and in its honor, please enjoy F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald in their swimsuits

Agatha Christie being one the first surfer babes (photograph from the Museum of British Surfing/SWNS.com) in Cape Town, South Africa

Dorothy West and Langston Hughes


Zora Neale Hurston, 1935

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