We’re joined today by Robert W. Fieseler author of June The Stacks Book Club Pick, Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation. In our conversation we get to know Fieseler, how this tragic event came into his life, where he found his sources, and the toll writing about trauma can have on an author. Our conversation is spoiler free, and serves as a great introduction for our TSBC conversation on Tinderbox, that will air on June 5th.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. If you’d like to support your local indie, you can shop through IndieBound.
- Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler
- The Stacks Book Club
- The Edgar Awards (Fact Crime Winner)
- The Lambda Literary Award (Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers)
- Nicholas Lemann
- The Vieux Carre Courier
- The Village Voice
- The Upstairs Lounge Arson by Clayton Delery-Edwards
- Titanic (James Cameron, 1997)
- Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Books of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Hanish Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Complete Orsinia by Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman
- The Boys of Fairy Town by Jim Elledge
- Gay New York by George Chauncey
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