Author Wayne Hoffman comes to the DC Center on Saturday, August 4th to read from his new book, Sweet Like Sugar. The reading begins at 12:30 PM and is part of the 2012 OutWrite LGBT Book Fair.
Native Washingtonian Wayne Hoffman comes home in new latest novel, Sweet Like Sugar, winner of the American Library Association's 2012 Stonewall Book Award. Set in and around D.C., Sweet Like Sugar centers on the unlikely friendship between a young gay man and an elderly Orthodox rabbi. But it's also about fate, the search for Mr. Right, Kurt Cobain, circuit parties, class stratification in suburban Maryland, Space Mountain, the Book of Esther, the war in Iraq, Israeli dance, Jewish summer camp, Barack Obama, D.C.'s bar scene, the Holocaust, interfaith relationships, immigrant communities in Jersey City, Will & Grace, crystal meth, Sammy Davis Jr., and much more. Publishers Weekly praised it for "breaking new ground in gay fiction," while The Advocate named it one of the year's best overlooked books.
Wayne also wrote the novel Hard and contributed to such anthologies as Best Gay Stories 2010 and I Like It Like That. A longtime journalist who got his start at the Washington Blade, he has written for the Washington Post, Village Voice, Instinct, and elsewhere. Read more about him and his work at waynehoffmanwriter.com.
The OutWrite Book Fair will include several book and poetry readings, and literature discussions. Several book publishers will display and sell recently published LGBT books, and the DC Center will have over 1,000 used LGBT themed books for sale at the event. Find out more at www.outwritedc.org.