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Does It Matter If Christopher Rice Is a Gay Author? Or An Author Who Is Gay?

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Christopher Rice, the novelist and son of Anne, has been running around the country promoting his newest tome The Moonlit Earth. But are fans flocking to him because he’s a great gay author? Or because he’s terrifically talented writer who happens to be gay? Are his books gay novels? Or novels that happen to deal with gay characters?

Stopping by Michelangelo Signorile’s XM Radio show yesterday, Rice gets into the thick of it — and reveals at least one anecdote that found when one bookstore classified gay books as gay, “sales for all of those titles placed in that section skyrocketed.” Well!

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