Shaming the Devil: Collected Short Stories by G. Winston James – AUTHOR READING
July 24 @ 7:00 pm
Shaming The Devil was A finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and Ferro-Grumley Award
G. Winston James’s stories examine the individual, familial, and societal complexities of desire. Candidly rendered, they unabashedly consider the formation of personal and sexual identity in a world in which the carnal is highly policed, variously dangerous and all too often denied. Shaming The Devil is an erotic, brutal, emotional and thoroughly thought-provoking debut collection that is likely to arouse, inspire and disturb readers, even as they continue, inexorably, to turn its pages.
About G. Winston James
G. Winston James is a Jamaican-born poet, author, essayist and editor. He holds a BA from Columbia University, an MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College and is the author of the Lambda Literary Award and Ferro-Grumley Award finalist collection Shaming the Devil: Collected Short Stories. He is the author of The Damaged Good: Poems Around Love and the Lambda Literary Award finalist collection Lyric: Poems Along a Broken Road. His essays appear in the anthologies For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough and Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of Gay New York. James is co-editor of the historic anthologies, Voices Rising: Celebrating 20 Years of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Writing and the Lambda Literary Award finalist publication Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity. He is also the author of the introduction to American photographer Thomas Roma’s 2015 monograph In the Vale of Cashmere.