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Sunday, February 17 • 10:10am - 11:10am
Same-Sex Love and Jewish Literature

Dozens of novels have woven GLBT relationships into Jewish stories. How have these stories changed over the decades? What subjects remain taboo? Why are books with any gay content so often classified as “gay books,” and what does this do to the potential readership for these stories? How can we get more non-gay Jewish readers to read gay books—Jewish or not—without sacrificing the integrity of our stories?


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Wayne Hoffman

Tablet Magazine
Wayne Hoffman is the author of two novels--Sweet Like Sugar (which won the American Library Association's 2012 Stonewall Award) and Hard--and editor of the anthology What We Brought Back: Jewish Life After Birthright. His short fiction and essays have appeared in such collections as Best Gay Stories 2010, Mama's Boy, and Generation Q. He is currently managing editor of the Jewish online magazine Tablet, and previously served as an... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 10:10am - 11:10am
Illinois Room C Floor 3 North