«Queerness is so baked into my identity and my work that it’s impossible to separate it from the other elements. I just try to write for me; I don’t worry about audience because I think that is a recipe for disaster, and for never writing anything. I get happy when baby queers tell me that my book is meaningful to them, though, because it means I’ve written the book I would have wanted to read when I was a young queer kid. I do worry about being ghettoized as “just” a queer writer, even though a lot of my work is about stuff that has nothing to do with queerness. But at the same time, I don’t understand why people don’t want to be described as queer writers. I’m queer as fuck and so are my stories, and there’s nothing I can do about that.» E nulla. La amo così tanto.
Se dovessi indicare il mio modello ideale di scrittura, ora come ora, farei il suo nome. (Continuo a sperare che a mia insaputa qualcuno stia già lavorando a tradurla così potrò mettermi seriamente a spacciarla a chiunque abbia il palato giusto per racconti&ambiguità magnifiche. Ogni tanto faccio un giro su Google, ma finora niente. Incrocio le dita.)
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