Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Mattilda-Bernstein-Sycamore-signing-at-Elliott-Bay-11-19-20-3-by-Karen-Maeda-Allman

MATTILDA BERNSTEIN SYCAMORE is most recently the author of The Freezer Door, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, one of Oprah Magazine’s Best LGBTQ Books of 2020, and a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award.

Her previous nonfiction title, The End of San Francisco, won a Lambda Literary Award, and her novel Sketchtasy was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2018. Sycamore is the author of two nonfiction titles and three novels, as well as the editor of five nonfiction anthologies.

Her sixth anthology, Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis, will be out in October.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore signing at Elliott Bay, 11-19-20, by Karen Maeda-Allman

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  1. […] Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore spoke to us from Seattle. Her most recent book, The Freezer Door, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, one of Oprah’s best LGBTQ books of 2020 and a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. The book is about desire and its impossibility. Through that lens, it is about the dream of the city of the place where you find everything and everyone that you never imagined and whether that possibility even exists anymore. Set in Seattle, the book explores the foreclosure of things that the city once allowed. The gentrification of the city, Sycamore believes, has contributed greatly to this. To hear more from the author including live readings from The Freezer Door, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore spoke to us from Seattle. Her most recent book, The Freezer Door, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, one of Oprah’s best LGBTQ books of 2020 and a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. The book is about desire and its impossibility. Through that lens, it is about the dream of the city of the place where you find everything and everyone that you never imagined and whether that possibility even exists anymore. Set in Seattle, the book explores the foreclosure of things that the city once allowed. The gentrification of the city, Sycamore believes, has contributed greatly to this. To hear more from the author including live readings from The Freezer Door, listen to the complete interview. […]