22 LGBTQA+ Authors

If you’re looking for a few LGBTQA+ authors to read, here is a list of authors, ranging from well-known to indie, and a few notable works to get you started.  

Charlie Jane Anders

All the Birds in the Sky

J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan

Imogen Binnie


Jennifer Finney Boylan

Long Black Veil

You Are You

Zac Brewer (published under Heather Brewer)

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

The Slayer Chronicles

Truman Capote

In Cold Blood

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

E.M. Forester


A Room With a View

A Passage to India

Edward Gorey

The Gashlycrumb Tinies

Radclyffe Hall

The Well of Loneliness

Violette Leduc

La Bâtarde

Therese and Isabelle

Audre Lorde

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway

Rosemary and Rue

Marcel Proust

In Search of Lost Time

Jane Rule

Desert of the Heart

Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are

Sarah Waters



The Night Watch

Tipping the Velvet

Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass

Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Importance of Being Earnest

Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Jeanette Winterson

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Virginia Woolf

Mrs. Dalloway


Moments of Being

RoAnna Sylver

Chameleon Moon